To whom it may concern:
I am a male citizen of the United States. As such, I realize that this may immediately disqualify me in the eyes of some from discoursing on modern feminism. However, I would urge any such minds to remain open to what I, as a citizen, son, brother, and human, share here. Please understand that I intend to avoid any reckless generalizations while likewise observing and dissecting visible facts. I am first and foremost a reporter; facts mold opinion, not vice versa.
In light of that, allow me to share some facts about modern-day American feminism. It appears, at least to this mind, that the prominent movement, which was at first concerned with the equal treatment and employment of the female sex, has now evolved into a confusing and self-deprecating left-wing smear machine. A casual listen to the leaders and captains of American feminism reveals a deep misunderstanding of what really benefits women. Worse, there is, in many instances, growing sexism on the side of these activists toward the male gender. In short, what is being revealed on a daily basis is an illogical and completely unsubstantiated vitriol towards all things not deemed "equalizing."
It is worthy of note that today's prominent feminist organizations support abortion. While highly political in scope, the abortion debate has more intimate connotations. First of all, let us claim enough intellectual integrity to denounce those who say they support "choice," not actually abortion. This is a fundamentally contradicted worldview; feminists do not support the right of an employer to choose to pay less to female workers. Nor do they support the right of a male to "choose" to rape a female. They (correctly) believe both are morally wrong and, therefore, must not be tolerated. So if for nothing else but the sake of consistency, let those who identify themselves as "pro-choice" admit they are so because they see nothing wrong with it.
With that established, let us observe more. According to its own statement, the Feminist Majority Foundation seeks to "improve women's lives." We can agree that this is a worthy goal. However, one can easily be a little conflicted when trying to reconcile this goal with the group's aggressive pro-choice rhetoric. I am disturbed after hearing these two statements, and then reading a state-commissioned report on the adverse affects of abortion on many women in South Dakota (which recently banned abortion, a move almost totally panned by the feminist groups). I won't recite what the report documents because it deserves to be read, not just quoted. Yet the lengthy document has received precious little attention from the FMF. Why? Wouldn't you agree that what women say hurts them should at least be considered heavily? The fact that no such attempt at consideration has (to the public, at any rate) occurred within feminist groups is more than a little confusing.