Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Hypocrisy of Feminism
It never ceases to amaze me, the hypocrisy of feminist bloggers
in New Zealand. For the past few years bloggers on the site
"The Hand Mirror" have been and rightly so standing up for
Woman's rights in the work place and society and in everyday
life, it doesnt matter if it's religion, the school system, business,
television, radio or print media, the bloggers on the Hand Mirror
have been vocal and unforgiving when it comes to sexists practices
by ever sector on earth, except Maori sexism.
For some reason, these so called Feminists who rip
into anyone or group, have no problem with the
Maori culture telling a woman to shut up and sit at the
back because only men are allowed to talk.
I have read many interesting posts at the Hand
Mirror and at Boganette about how they will not
any more put up with sexist crap from advertisers from
the media from religious groups from the Police from
everyday people, but when they are told they have
to sit in the back of Maree or cant go to see a
Maori statue, the comments are "Many Interesting
Issues to Discuss" or "Im looking forward to hearing
So why do Feminists in New Zealand forgive
vulgar sexist practices when it comes to Culture
and not Religion?
I personally think thier ideology outweighs their
views on woman's rights. They don't feel right as
pakeha woman to tell Maori that their culture is
I think that is wrong, just because something is
culture doesn't make it right. You can not yell abuse at
society and then just shrug your shoulders and give
culture a free pass.
It's Hypocrisy at it's worst and doesn't help the cause of woman at
Welcome to New Zealand Feminism 101.