I’m wondering how much the potential for doing something useful in a movement for political change relies on a rejection of fantasy.
By fantasy I don’t mean an optimistic vision for the future, I don’t mean ideas about how things should be, I mean actual pretending that X is so when it’s not.
My hunch is that the answer is: a lot.
Many MRAs and other anti-feminists claim that feminism is largely based on fantasy, but that relies on the belief that women really are stupider and less competent than men, and that’s something of a fantasy itself.
Feminism isn’t the belief that women are magical god-like beings. It’s the belief that women are people coupled with the belief that … Read the rest