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Michael Moore Tries To Say That Women Are Better Than Men And Gets Shut Down By A Feminist

By Nadine / mercredi 28 février 2018 10:00
He meant well, but it was a fail and an FML.

Hear us out. Feminism is not about putting women on a pedestal or claiming that they are powerless to make any bad decisions. (Though, many people like to think that it is, in a effort to bring the movement down.) It’s about equality. And implying that women can essentially do no bad is not only harmful, it’s just plain not true. And while Moore’s intentions were good (feminism can really benefit from white men in positions of power using their privilege to shed light on some pretty important topics,) they were inherently false.

Which is exactly what feminist Jessica Ellis was pointing out when she responded to Moore's tweet to contradict him. And the truth is, it was a pretty respectful shut down.

“My initial response was actually very personal,” Ellis said in an interview with Bored Panda. “I had been struggling with anxiety issues and going to therapy, where I realized I thought the fact that I had dark thoughts sometimes made me a bad person. I had also come to realize that part of the reason I felt that way is that women are raised on a doctrine of purity and that Moore (who I respect greatly as a filmmaker) was furthering that concept. When you are taught that all women are naturally sweet and wonderful, you can feel extra-extra crazy if you feel anger or depression or anxiety.”

One could argue that implying women are better than men is harmful to feminism alltogether, and instead it provides a platform to all the ill-informed people who claim that modern feminism is really just a thinly veiled front for misandry (the beleif that women should be above men.) Ellis also points out that it can be harmful in other ways, as well.

“It’s bad for women’s mental health to be held to an unrealistic purity standard,” Ellis said.

Check out the original Tweet from Moore and the replies from Ellis below.

 

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By  pjsr  |  31

IMO, Michael Moore is one of the least informed and most deceptive media personalities. He uses half-truths and innuendo to attack others and promote his personal beliefs. This tweet is typical. He puts out a statement as fact - “No woman has ever...” - either without doing any research or ignoring the truth as inconvenient. His documentaries are the same.

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By  pjsr  |  31

IMO, Michael Moore is one of the least informed and most deceptive media personalities. He uses half-truths and innuendo to attack others and promote his personal beliefs. This tweet is typical. He puts out a statement as fact - “No woman has ever...” - either without doing any research or ignoring the truth as inconvenient. His documentaries are the same.

By  SneezyBear  |  27

Not just that, but painting women as perfect and good often allows women to literally get away with murder. Female serial killers may be rarer than male ones, but they also elude capture that much longer because police rarely suspect a female aggressor.

By  Mynxie  |  26

Modern day feminism is misandry And it's official: those who writes these posts are as far left leaning as possible. I have yet to see a post that makes the Left look like what they really are: hypocrites and idiots. Nice going, FML. What a joke.

By  Mynxie  |  26

And love all the buzz words, like privilege. Yep, this app/site is ran by SJWs. I'm out. can't handle this PC, identity politics, feminism is the greatest thing in the world, all white people are racist BULLSHIT!!! Ban me, block me, and flag my account. Doesn't matter because I am out. GOOD BYE, YOU PANSY AS MORONS.

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Your comments are almost always problematic and reactionary, not to mention factually inaccurate. I think I speak for most people here when I say: don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

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