I am definitely of egalitarian views, but to tell me to subscribe to the beliefs of third-wave feminism is far-fetched. I could be a feminist in theory but definitely not in practice, that means holding beliefs that I oppose with vigour. These third wave feminists seem to not only want equality but equity, which equates to more segregation on all levels. If you were to say we had to have a fifty-fifty split of females and males in all institutions and companies we would literally create the situation where less qualified applicants would get hired based on their gender rather than their qualifications.
To say that it should be easier or harder for any gender in any manner to do anything is appalling to me. Us, the westerners at least have fought hard to get to a state of equal opportunity and I truly hope we will continue to fight the opposition even though that means being branded as sexist bigots. Moreover to say that females are getting paid less for the same exact jobs as males in countries such as but not limited to Norway is irresponsible and counterproductive. If females do not know how to get to powerful positions they will never get there, we won’t get closer to said goals by pulling out a victim card.
We need to do as Martin Luther King jr and other leaders did with the black communities, (not to say that struggle is over yet) but he went and changed legislations, which we have for females already, and then went back to the community and empowered them to utilize these rights. We are not doing this for females, rather we are telling them they are still victims and this means that they will, without question, act as victims. Instead of telling them the truth, which is that they need to specialize in fields which the market has larger demands in, change jobs more frequently, work more hours, and last but not least change jobs based on wages. Not to tell them that they are victims and that they can never reach this, no matter what their potential are, because of a patriarchy.
Furthermore, there is a vast majority of these so-called feminists, that are quick to pull the bigot trigger on people who critique other cultures for their treatment of women. None of which can excuse bolshy prostitution in the Hindu religion (Devadasi), but they can quickly say that most Muslim women want to wear a hijab and are fine with the men choosing whether or not women should drive or not. Both being social pressure from peers, both saying they chose it themselves.
Let me point out that I believe anyone should be able to wear what they want and have sex with whoever they want.