THANK YOU SO FUCKING MUCH
In some ways I agree with this - just like I think everyone blew Lily Allens new song WAAAY out of proportion. But on the other hand.. we have themes in society where it’s become normal and accepted to just make fun of people for who they are such as Asian, Gay, Black, Transgender, Skinny, Fat, Female. We just think it’s normal to make fun of people. In reality it’s actually really hurtful to the people who are these things that get discriminated against. It’s usually white privileged people who don’t understand feminism and the equality movement because they have had a life that’s been mostly free of harsh judgement for who they are. They tend to not understand. It took me very long to fully wrap my head around feminism and what it really stands for and I feel like you just have to have an open mind and be open to realising all the discrimination and oppression in the world. It’s not an admirable thing to be so blind to all the hatred and racism. So even though you think that feminists/equality activists are the ones taking it personally - you are actually VERY mistaken. These expectations of gender and race are made up by ignorant people to feel better and more secure about themselves when they feel threatened by a person that’s different. You are just enforcing this ignorance with YOUR OWN ignorance about the things you’re actually saying or seeing.. such as Robin Thicke’s song/music video. People think that song is good but if you were to read the lyrics without the music.. you would realise that it’s a product of rape culture and sexism.
I realised that feminism was not about going “Well if men can do this, i can do it as well.” It was about “We should all be able to express ourselves freely without discrimination and racism. Free of oppression and judgment because ALL HUMANS ARE DIFFERENT.”
So, in conclusion - any slur that tries to define the rights of someone who isn’t a WHITE MALE is discrimination or exploitation and THAT is something to fight against.