On the feminist post, featuring Beyonce and Maggie Parker, a commenter by the name of Steven left the below comment:
I have found that many of my high school and college friends who drank the feminist Koolaid all had remarkably similar “flight paths” in life.
Most dabbled in lesbianism but found that lesbian relationships have similiar / same relationship problems as hetero-couples – despite feminist propaganda.
Most went through a period where they were “feminist activists” – whereby what ever pain or anger they felt was used by feminist organizations. What I mean is they were constantly re-reminded that they should be angry with men, had all their previous (platonic or sexual) relationships re-written throught a feminist lens, and were kept angry and NOT HELPED TO HEAL until they became burnt out and realized that they were being used.
And eventually when they finally broke from the herd they were in their mid-30′s to early 40′s, hadn’t had a normal, fulfilling, non-political/power dynamic relationship in over a decade, and were still very bitter. While, as with most people (male or female) they’d rather eat broken glass than admit they were wrong, duped, used, and lied to – these women I knew were emotionally in their 20′s (as this detour had severely stunted their growth a people for a decade), and were trying to find love.
I mean, I have seen it over and over and over – and these were nice girls / women who were happy. Granted, yes, some unhappy (or even horrible) event happened in all their lives during some relationship – which seems feminists go trolling for footsoldiers in “healing workshops / victim’s advocacy” areas.
What angers me is this: If I break my arm and go to the hospital, it is the doctor’s ethical duty to fix my arm as quickly as possible – and maybe some follow up, but it is NOT ethical to make me re-live my arm breaking over and over and over and keep me in pain and anger for his own political benefit.
And that is exactly what I have seen feminist groups do to many of my friends: keep them angry, isolated, scared, and in pain purely for “the cause” – it’s sickening.
I thought it an interesting and informed response. . .