You know what? The “heavy work” of history was done by slaves of all genders. And by “heavy work” I’m not only talking about lifting rocks or whatever the hell this dude is thinking, but keeping everything clean, doing all the cooking, and giving birth.
My opinion on that is that it’s total bullshit and is the reason usually given by people who know they’re not in the right but are too stubborn to admit that feminism is necessary and important.
The idea that women are generally not as strong as men is a huge generalization that is wildly subjective — like, what does he mean by strength, anyway? The strength required to swim 50 laps versus the strength required to lift 200 pounds are so different, and women are just as capable as men of doing either of those kinds of work.
It’s also a logical fallacy to point out that women’s rights are fucked up, but men “do harder work.” The two have nothing to do with one another. Rights are rights regardless of how hard you’re working or how much physical strength is required to do that work. Ask him if he thinks a man who works in construction is more entitled to his rights than a man who works as an accountant.
Rebloggable by request with an excellent addition from thezombiesaid:
not to mention that women have ALREADY proven in recent history that they can do hard work; did women not take over mens manual labor when the men went off to fight in the World Wars? such a ridic argument.