Now I will clarify my views on why I would call myself an antifeminist. Here is what I am for, at the fundamental level:
1)Men and women having the same fundamental rights, and no institutionalized sexism. That means justice being as blind as possible – although I know it is hard to remove all bias from trials, for example. Government and other organs with power over regular people should set a good example by their own behavior. If schools they own give boys worse grades just because they’re boys, they should fix this, for example. Try not to convict men just because they look rapey and the accuser is credible, and try not to say things like “prostitutes can’t be raped”.
2)More freedom and not having a huge government regulating every little thing. In contrast to the government, people shouldn’t be as constrained in their behavior.
What I am against:
1)Experts in bullshit being in command of how things are run at the government level. Like I said, I wouldn’t want an astrologist, using astrology, solving economical problems. And I wouldn’t want a pseudoscientist saying that gender differences are all due to socialization, rape is about power, and porn leads to rape.
So you see, I’d like both genders to have rights and be allowed to choose. Which is identical to what many online non-famous feminists say. Because of that, some would say I should call myself a feminist. The reason I don’t, is that modern feminism that is in power also has the least reality-based worldview. They spread false ideas, they create unnecessary violence. They and their supporters ruined whatever good name feminism ever had.
Those feminists who are honest about wanting equality of rights and are willing to use science, facts and logic, are welcome to attempt to reclaim the name and make feminism into a “good feminism”. I think Camille Paglia is doing something of that sort.
Others are welcome to shame self-professed feminists into abandoning the name , but I don’t care so much. Although I think trying to reclaim the name “feminist” is futile in practice, I don’t see it as wrong in theory. I wonder how an MRA would feel, if a small group of MRAs gained a lot of power, and “MRA” became synonymous with something preposterous and amoral? Would he/she give up the name, because it supposedly supports a murderous group? Or would he/she insist that the MRM is not about that, but merely about securing men’s rights, and that the murderous group are not true MRAs?
But I’d rather drop the name “feminist” and be antifeminist, as long as opposition to the powerful modern feminism is warranted and needed. More feminism is not needed where I live. The opposite seems more rational to pick.