Feminism Double-Standard?

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on Sep 17, 2013
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…Not to mention Superman, Batman, etc etc etc etc etc etc. So let’s all get together and try and love one another right now, shall we? We’re in this silly world together. We’ve got to deal with silly media catering to our silly insecurities, together. Maitri is the answer. Be here now. Stop fidgeting. Just be. Breathe. In, out. Come back to the present moment, again and again. Boom. Simple. Peace starts at home. And home starts right here, and now.


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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9 Responses to “Feminism Double-Standard?”

  1. lisab says:

    You're right, Waylon. I won't for one second argue that the Patriarchy, our media, etc. is not also bad to men. However, sexism is still very real. When the time comes (and I pray that it does) when women are not being beaten, exploited, abused, sold into slavery, and raped to death all over the world, then we can say a double standard actually exists between men and women. But until that day, when men and women would legitimately have the same rights, opportunities, and choices, double edged swords can't exist between the sexes. The reason… inequality. It's time to move our culture away from the pursuit of power and dominance (which is exactly the type of toxic masculinity that He-Man and his physique represent) and towards a culture of partnership and love. We can only make those changes by seeing the world first through a critical lens and recognizing the actual inequities that keep us separate from each other. Much love.

  2. Monique says:

    Don't worry, feminism doesn't like He Man either. Why is this being presented as antithetical to a feminist perspective? Like Lisab says above, patriarchy is bad for men, too. Seems like this piece is an attempt to be divisive. I'm confused.

  3. Lydia says:

    Waylon I'd say feminists agree with you that this isn't good for boys either. (But notice that these are defined as superheros while Barbie's supposed to be a regular person.). The point of feminists making these observations is that they are connected to the fact that woman are oppressed relative to men – we are paid less,make up more of the world's poor, have worse healthcare, less access to positions of power make up more than half the worlds population and share less than 10% of it's wealth.

    We can practice Matri and fight injustice at the same time? I think we can. I'm very suprised that you don't identify as a feminist yourself.

  4. lisab says:

    "We can practice Matri and fight injustice at the same time? I think we can. I'm very suprised that you don't identify as a feminist yourself."

    Yes! Of course we can.

    I'm would be surprised if any Buddhist could learn about feminist theory (esepcially as written by bell hooks – All About Love: New Visions should be required reading for humanity) and not see a correlation. Feminism could really be called Humanism, but the name was already taken. 😉

  5. HeroGames says:

    Thank you very much, is great topic on double standard.

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