One of the most powerful and disturbing articles in our #100Voices4Men and boys series was taken from a conversation with teenage boys about the way they feel intimidated and silenced if they try to talk about gender from a non-feminist perspective.
Here atheist YouTube broadcaster, KTBlackadder, in his first video of the year, comes to very similar conclusions — that he can’t be part of a movement that shares the tendency for dogma that he rejects in religion.
He’s calm, reasoned and respectful, have a watch and tell us what you think.
He says: “It’s extremely PC at the moment, in media, politics, polite society, in civil conversation, to profess you are a feminist.
“Indeed, whether it’s Buzzfeed’s constant campaigning in the entertainment-slash-media sphere, whether it’s the political parties all lining up to say ‘this is what a feminist looks like’.
“Or people like Emma Watson giving her speeches at international institutions at the UN and so forth, all of those things make it a very popular thing to be a feminist at the moment.
“Now, I understand, there a lot of people who will say ‘oh my God, have you ever tried to be a feminist on the internet? Have you ever seen what happens to people in comments to feminists or people who make feminist videos?
“Yes I have, but equally you’ve got to understand what happens to people in other situations and other scenarios who profess not to be feminists, it’s almost you have to explain yourself for not being a feminist, as if you are somehow inherently bigoted.”
To watch more of KTBlackadder’s videos, visit his YouTube channel here
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