As a feminist, I hate it when flat-out untruths are used in support of a basically sound position. From the mandatory circumcision in the Old Testament to military conscription to the recent regulations about where soldiers may and may not have tattoos, men’s bodies have been regulated plenty. We don’t need this bullshit to make our point.
tbh I don’t see the fuss about having waiters/waitresses not being happy and enthusiastic like I came here to eat I didn’t come here to be amused by employees as long as I’m getting my food and they’re not being blatantly rude I don’t see why y’all need to go on yelp to rank a restaurant 0/5 and have an outburst on why your waitress didn’t smile at you when she poured you water
Yes, this…some of us have bitchy resting faces. We’re not bitchy, we just have a default bitchy resting face.
I’m personally very fed up with being told to smile by random people on the street and people at work.
And personally, from the other side, I get really, really uncomfortable when strangers are super-friendly and perky. I know it’s required in many jobs, so I don’t fault them for it, but I just came there to get food, not socialize. If servers are businesslike, it makes me more at ease.
Ever hear the term “smile oppression”? How about “emotional labor”? It’s where you put your own real feelings aside in order to satisfy the emotional demands of some other person or people, whether that be a customer, a spouse or an audience. It’s so often part of certain service jobs that customers sometimes come in when they don’t really want whatever service they’re buying. They just want the smiles.
It becomes oppression when you get pressure to do it even when you’re not being paid, when people have mentally attached that particular form of emotional labor, not to certain kinds of jobs, but to certain kinds of people, especially young women and girls. They feel entitled to the service just because you’re young and female and they’re not.
Holy fucking fuck the fic I wrote with beliyal is now above 300 views :O
Someone hold me
when you try to push up your glasses but forget you took them off so you just kinda hit your face
Puberty gave them noses fingers and feet, fight me
Cosplay idea : Aku-infected Jack
god tier makeup and prosthetic skills are needed here
Of course. But that would be 100000% worth the effort.
They focus on different aspects of life and of social justice. I’ll elaborate:
Feminism mainly focuses on women’s rights but both in historical and contemporary contexts have also focused on gender equality in general. Feminism is both a movement and a political philosophy, with positions all over the political spectrum. Feminism isn’t so much a branch of a large tree, it IS the large tree.
Humanism, like Feminism, is also a movement and a philosophy but has nothing AT ALL to do with gender politics. Humanism as a philosophical stance focuses on the value of humans and urges for the utilization of reason, free-thought, and skepticism over authority by divine books or some appeal to a ‘higher-power’. Humanism as a movement (specifically ‘New Humanism’) is far more ambitious with it’s goals, wanting to wipe out war, homelessness, famine, other abhorrent social ills and to "develop a new system based on the value of human life as the central value, higher than money, power, prestige, etc." An example of Humanism in a social justice context would be something along the lines of them being for separation between church and state i.e. Secularism.
Egalitarianism, unlike the first two philosophies/movements discussed, is only a broad moral, political, and social philosophy. Different forms of egalitarianism focus on different things:
Distributional egalitarianism is the conception of distributive justice that holds equal allocation of goods, or the equal access, opportunity, or freedom to obtain said goods. This is the type of egalitarianism that has been dominating post-Rawlsian egalitarian thought and leans more on the analytic side of social and political philosophy.
Relational egalitarianism (sometimes called “Democratic egalitarianism”) is a conception of distributive justice that focuses on the quality of social relationships and garnering relations of equality, particularly through egalitarian socio-political movements. These types of egalitarians tend to work more on social equality as opposed to distributional egalitarians, and are in ardent opposition to social dominance and oppression. They also stress to live in a more democratic community (hence their alternative labelling).
Both of these two broad forms of egalitarianism are based on moral egalitarianism, which 1) value equality intrinsically (for the sake of itself) and extrinsically (to promote other values) as opposed to simply value it extrinsically, and 2) believe that all human beings deserve equal respect and concern. Feminism’s relation to egalitarianism is insofar as egalitarianism as an ideal and what feminists have contributed to egalitarianism as a philosophy.
All three of these ‘isms’ (especially Humanism and egalitarianism) have been conflated quite a bit but it’s no surprise that they are since most people on the internet nowadays tend to not know what any of them mean when they use them. There are certain instances where these philosophies overlap but generally these all focus on different things.
I hope this answered your question!