To explain the social consequences of feminist standpoint theory, I must first explain what
Feminism is divided into segments, including, but not limited to: liberal feminism against gender
The social consequences of feminist standpoint theory have the potential to be tremendous, as this theory questions the idea of an essential truth and hegemonic reality. While I believe feminist standpoint theory offers many benefits to society, some forms of feminism can be harmful if they’ve been built on an ideological foundation that is anti-male. Men and women should be equal and radical feminism can be dangerous if it promotes benefits to women at the detriment of men. Additionally, I get concerned with over-rotation on the #metoo movement. As I mention in another post about #metoo, this movement serves to discontinue sexual harassment in the workplace, which is needed. However, I’ve heard of a few cases in which an accuser has taken the accusations too far, seeking retribution for seemingly innocuous acts. One example that comes to mind is the accusation against Aziz Ansari, in which a woman whom he went on a date with accused him of sexual assault. The woman says that Aziz ignored her signals that she didn’t want to have sex, but he still asked her to have sex, ignoring her silent signals. Aziz says that he was under the impression that everything was consensual, and they both concur that they didn’t have sex. In this instance I question, was this a normal date in which a male wanted to have sex, the female didn’t and then the date ended? It seems as if this wasn’t sexual assault, but rather a date gone wrong. I don’t want to dismiss her experience, but I worry that society will over rotate and move into a position in which an inadvertent wrong move or advance could be misinterpreted. I am a feminist female, and I strongly believe that sexual assault and harassment is a serious issue. I am the mother of teenage girl and a teenage boy. I don’t want either of them to experience sexual harassment on either end of the spectrum, from the perspective of conducting a inappropriate act or being the recipient of one. I also am concerned that as they navigate the murky waters of dating, that an innocuous advance could be misinterpreted as harassment. Balance is necessary in feminism to ensure equality for all.