Today’s social justice landscape is predicated on third-wave feminism and its insistence that women are an oppressed class who earn less than men and are subject to abuse and control. A prominent British feminist by the name of Fay Weldon begs to differ; she believes that the rampant SJW mentality is meaningless because women have plenty of power.
“It’s time for women to stop seeing themselves as victims,” Weldon said in a recent interview. “This was right and proper 20 or 30 years ago when they couldn’t earn, they couldn’t work, they couldn’t join the professions.”
“Well, all that has changed. Women can choose who they marry, how much they earn, whether they have children – they have choice, which is sort of enforced by laws,” she continued. “So why do they see themselves as victims? I don’t know. But they go on thinking men are their oppressors.”
Whereas the women of yesterday were “very pleased” when a man paid attention to them and offered “welcome attention,” modern feminists label even the most benign incidents as sexual harassment, Weldon noted.
She also pointed out a trend that she observed as a college professor: “Younger man have it very hard indeed. They’re very nice about it but there is a general assumption from the women in the class that the men don’t know what’s going on. And they’re sort of pitied, rather than respected.”
Weldon claimed that today’s women are overly confident in their abilities and have too much self-esteem, which in turn leads them to hold a powerful position in society – one that modern feminists seek to bolster by citing the evils of the patriarchy.