Both Sides are on the Enemy Side Now!
Yes. On their side AND our side!
And you know what else?
BOTH groups, on BOTH sides, are a plague and a nuisance.
And I am bloody tired of them. BOTH!
All right. A kindred realization struck me today at about the same time as the first realization, namely, that there are plenty of people on BOTH sides who are not happy when you attack feminism! Needless to say, it is old news that the feminists feel this way - indeed, from their point of view, it is quite understandable!
But the arresting new insight which I got today, is that a distinct cohort on OUR SIDE TOO will ridicule and scoff at the very idea of attacking feminism! The reason they will often give is that attacking feminism is a "waste of time", or barking up the wrong tree, or the like. Still, the bottom line is that they want to take the spotlight off of feminism.
Conclusion: a lot of people, on BOTH sides of this war, will refuse to differentiate "feminist" from "female", and will make vociferous objection to the very idea of attacking feminism.
I see a pattern here. A very serious pattern.