Feminism, ultimately, is egalitarianism. Since women were, and still are, far more oppressed than men. This is not to say there aren’t cases where men are worse off; the stereotypes perpetuated by misogyny - for example, the idea that only the mother is ever the best person to raise the children - actually affect men too (if you don’t believe mme on this, ask any single father who has taken their child to the playground how many times they’ve been accused of being a potential child rapist).
The reasoning for this is simple; if it is stated that women should be equal to men in all things, the reverse, that men should be equal to women is implied by the same logic.
Now, before I get a torrent of hate, let me make this clear: I have strong, very bitter disagreements with many of the arguments put forward by MRAs. In fact, I would agree that most of their claims are utterly bullshit.
Supremacy is hierarchy! Don’t buy into it! Reject it with every ounce of energy you have, and in whatever form it takes!
But where a claim isn’t bullshit, we should still, ultimately fight for the wrong to be addressed. It’s the same reason we shouldn’t support msandry (even if it is, given the way women are often treated, understandable). Because supporting bullshit is bullshit, whoever’s spewing it. Not that it should be ranked anywhere as high on the pecking order as something like rape culture. THAT SHIT HAS TO FUCKING STOP. it’s wrong, it’s immoral, and It’s just plain nasty.
Ultimately, class struggle is one struggle, but it is one struggle that asserts itself through many small struggles. This is why solidarity is so important, because the strength we gain over time from each victory can be used to help fuel the next battle.
TLDR: Most of the problems highlighted in identity politics can be identified as a form of social, as opposed to economic class (though they often overlap) . Meaning struggling for gender equality IS STILL A PART OF CLASS STRUGGLE BY DEFINITION!
Finally, I’m human. If I’m wrong, **tell me.** Fuck egos, I’m here to ultimately improve humankind and the world I live in. If it means being repeatedly called out on my shit, So fucking be it. My only request is that you might do it kindly and civilly if you can; I will be quite happy to respond in kind.
That is, unless you’re a misogynistic, racist, or xenophobic asshole.
In that case, FUCK YOU.