Feminism tends to be increasingly criticized these days. Many Feminists will tell you it’s because people, mainly white men, don’t like losing their privilege. To some extent, it makes sense. The trouble is, doubling down on this idea seems to be a fairly common thing among feminists. It can turn away potential allies and likely encourages more criticism and stronger opposition to the movement. It also seems to shift credibility in favour of less progressive viewpoints, which likely slows down movement toward equality.
It also comes across as hypocritical. Attempting to silence and belittle critics in the same sort of way that women have have faced silencing and belittling doesn’t seem to be a wise way of reducing silencing and belittling behaviour. It’s probably not a good idea to try to normalize that sort of behaviour, but many Feminists don’t quite seem to understand that.
But don’t take it from me, I’m just a white-skinned man who doesn’t want to see my privilege taken away!
Here is an article that goes a little deeper into the troubles of Feminist “snark”: