I have always had a critical attitude towards feminism and the ongoing debate about society's discrimination against women.
I believe that people, regardless of gender, dont have to but should be treated on the same grounds. If a woman and a man looking for a job and both have the same skills then the employer should not hire the man just because he is a man. I do not think this is a common phenomenon at work and do not believe that the employer is morally wrong if he chooses the man because he is just a man. But we shall not discuss that now.
I therefore agree with the basic idea that men and women should be treated on an equal basis regardless of gender. Nevertheless, I would not sympathize with feminism. I have often wondered why this is so, without really finding any good arguments. Sure, feminism is often left excessive and violent, but it is not because of the reasons I have chosen to distance themselves from feminism.
Feminism is based on collectivism. According to feminism, women are just women in the plural.
Women are a group of people discrimination by men, who work together to combat the oppression of their sex. Feminism has the attitude that women as individuals is weak. Therefore all men agree, only then are they strong. Feminism believes that women are incapable of themselves to compete with men.
They must, therefore, through quotas and laws get around and lift the oppression. Feminism is saying that women are incapable of getting around themselves and that the only solution is to unite in a group.
I just individualistic. If one is individualist feminism is that I totally irrelevant. It has no value and forsake women instead of helping them. As an individualist, I think on their own, free individuals.
Free individuals who have the potential to shape their own future. The possible repression of women is not in my interest as I do not see myself as one of the group of women, but as a separate individual and human. I have an optimistic outlook on people and believe that individuals can accomplish an awful lot, lot more than people think.
The solution to discrimination against women lies not in women unite in a group. The solution is to stop women regard themselves as a collective and becoming individualists.