So not putting women's rights ahead of their own makes gay men 'more misogynistic' than straight men?

According to Rose McGowan, who ironically has doesn't mind throwing "anti-boycott" parties at a Beverly Hills hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei (who recently enacted Sharia Law which includes provisions for death by stoning for same sex sexual acts), “gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so.”

Apparently she seems to think that our rights were gifted to us largely by women, and that we ourselves never fought for them at all. And apparently if we're not actively and vocally supporting feminist campaigns, we're more misogynistic than straight men.

Is Rose McGowan's attitude towards gay men indicative of feminists, women or both?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
    Favourite answer

    There are some sexist gay men but McGowan is clearly just homophobic

  • 6 years ago

    Everyone looks at rights as a "how will this effect me" attitude. This is why there were more black people fighting for equal rights for blacks, more Asians fighting for rights for Asians, more women fighting for rights for women etc. Those outside the group do not see what those inside that particular group have faced. I cannot effectively talk on the rights of a group I am not a part of (though I can rally for them) as I have not experienced their position. It is the same for everyone. However, I do think the feminist movement has been beneficial to the gay rights movement, as it is a fight against gender norms and rights applied by gender, which would benefit gays as well. (try picturing yourself as a gay man in society without equal rights/norms for women... hmm)

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