Thursday, March 24, 2016

What is logic?

I am an irrational feminist because I believe in the full autonomy of women.
Often times, men try to use “ rationality” and “ logic” as a weapon against feminist women who speak up. To be man is to be logical and rational.

What is logic?
  1. a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something
  2. a particular way of thinking about something
  3. the science that studies the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning
  4. the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference.

So what is logic? What is the proper or reasonable way of thinking? 

What is proper?
  1. correct according to social or moral rules
  2. behaving in a way that is correct according to social or moral rules
  3. exactly correct

What is reasonable?
  1. fair and sensible
  2. fairly or moderately good

What is rational?

  1. based on facts or reason and not on emotions or feelings
  2. having the ability to reason or think about things clearly

What are emotions?
  1. a state of feeling

So isn’t logic and rational based on your emotion at the time you are trying to reason and think things clearly? Isn’t that a feeling in itself?

As I scrolled through “ Merriam- Webster”, I left even more confused or maybe I left feeling more affirmed. Logic, proper, rational, reasonable. All these words are bullshit. These words are used to reinforce what is “ proper”. What is proper is determined by those who hold power, thus, these types of words are used to reinforce the current power structure. 

In relation to women, who holds power? Men

Whenever men want to exercise their power, they immediately state that a woman is being irrational or illogical. Men holding power is rational and logical. Men use logic and reason to determine that it is rational and logical for men to have power. It is irrational for women to reason with men about how illogical it is for women to be oppressed by men. The current structure is rational and logical especially since it reinforces mens power. 

See how confusing that shit is? We could be here all day talking in circles, derailing conversations that have real life impact on a woman’s everyday lives. But we won’t. Because men are logical and they exercise their logic by talking in circles all day using the words logical, rational, proper, and reason. 

Who knew it was so easy to be logical. 

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