“We’re all one humanity – let’s be diplomatic and work on our issues together”, and more “Us good, they bad”, so it’s not feminisms fault for changing.

When feminism is working towards equality, towards human rights with an emphasis on feminist issues, it’s working well. But when it’s used as a line-to-divide and keep the divisions, it’s ceases to be empowerment and becomes war.

At present, the new outcropping of so-called “Men’s Rights” might partially be a result of empowerment-gone-too-far, helping create an environment in which the aggressive and misogynistic “men’s rights” has felt free to also go to war.

The prior incarnation of feminism was a little more towards human rights with an emphasis on feminist issues but it’s not just feminism that there has been a shift in society.

It seems to have started somewhere in the late 1990s: an overall polarization. Less “We’re all one humanity – let’s be diplomatic and work on our issues together”, and more “Us good, they bad”, so it’s not feminisms fault for changing.

The change has been global and seen in many arenas.

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