POST: 'Pizza Man' - I’m not a feminist.

What it's about.

Two women, sick and tired of the sexist 1980's, come up with a plan that involves a pizza delivery guy, some lingerie, a chair, and some rope...

My experience.

I’m not a feminist.

This doesn’t mean I don’t believe women shouldn't be treated as equals to men, all it really comes down to for me is avoiding the discomfort that I’ve personally felt when I have been around feminism or feminists.It’s that weird vibe that causes me to not call myself a feminist, because I would never want to label myself something that I don’t even really understand. The truth is that in many of my interactions with feminism there has been a lot of hypocrisy and ironically inequality toward the opposite sex. I am aware that in most cases these individuals are extreme feminists, but unfortunately that seems to be the most common type I come across.

My emotions are all over the place when it comes to taking about this. I feel like technically I should be all for the “cause”, especially since I was raised by a single mum and all. But she also happens to share the same sentiment when it comes to feminism. She’s always been unbothered by people doubting her for being female. She, much like myself, sees little in spending so much time calling out men and society on their flaws and instead has taught me to just prove them wrong with action.Just be the best at whatever they ever said you couldn’t do.

Of course this philosophy has a lot of room for error, but it’s what works for me. The reason for this whole feminist rant, it because I am really worried by the fact that the playbill for this show says so much about how feminist inspired this story was. The fact that this story is about empowerment somehow is scary as hell.

Now, for these two women - who seemed more like whiny girls - I guess being women (single ones at that) in the 80’s was reason enough to try to rape (yes...rape) a random guy.

How the….?

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Like, how do you come to the conclusion that the most reasonable way of getting even with the men who have fucked you over is to rape a completely random man? How is it a pizza delivery guy’s fault that other men suck? Just when I thought I’d find reason in the guy - since the chicks are clearly crazy - he says, “ You can’t rape me. I’m a guy.”

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Since when? Last time I checked rape is any form of sexual assault with or without force, by a sex organ, other body parts, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim. So, men can be raped. Of course I have to remember that this was back in the 80’s, so people were in way more of a sexism world than today. The fact that the lead character was a women with master’s degree that couldn’t get a job as anything other than as a secretary. Even more depressing, she goes on about the fact that she use to smile a lot more back in the day. Not because she wanted to, but because she felt like she needed to in order to get any sort of attention from men. I think every girl with R.B.F. (resting bitch face) syndrome has been told, “Why don’t you smile a little?” by some random asshole on the street. But even with shit like that happening on a pretty regular basis, I don’t think  I would necessarily see the solution as violating the other person. If anything would that be fuel for some stupid argument like women indeed being weak minded?

I want to so badly understand what the whole relation to feminist empowerment this show had, because if it’s considering hurting the other person I don’t think I’ll ever been convinced that feminism is the best place to fight for equality.


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