I'm not trying to talk about facts, about what's right or what's wrong, just opinions. It helps spur debate, and anything that gets people thinking a little, using their brains, that's a grood thing in today's society.
So, I add a lot of people on Facebook that I don't know. People with no mutual friends, usually, or just people who are suggested because of one strange mutual friend, and a lot of the college kids from Jeff State. One of those people I've been talking to for a while now, I figured, Hey, this acquaintance is moving into actual "friend" territory, we should maybe hang out.
She posted something, though, a meme about how when women are on their periods they have more testosterone, and therefore, if men think they're being bitches, that's what men are like all the time.
I replied that men have had to deal with that hormone change since puberty began and most have learned to tame it, unlike women who only deal with it once a month usually. Maybe I was being a bit of a smartass. But she replied in kind saying, no, women are told to always control their emotions and how to better control themselves in public.
My response was simple and more serious than before.
"Don't be a sissy."
"Stop being a pussy."
"Real men don't cry."
"Don't be such a little bitch."
"Quit acting like a faggot."
. . . All things boys are told in order to literally control their emotions. I navigated away from the conversation for a minute to try and find this entry I had made earlier about the movies Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In and how we all do that to BOTH genders whether we mean to or not, but by the time I found it and came back to the Facebook conversation, she had blocked me.
You can't claim to want "Equal Rights," specifically Feminism, if you don't admit that wrongs are committed to both genders in very different and specific ways.