Kind of like how paying for dates is the mans job because he is in charge and the woman is totally helpless and should be entirely dependent on the man for everything. Kind of like your pet dog, you pay for all its food but it gives you a lot of affection. Who gets the better deal? Probably the dog but it is clear who the boss is. However today most woman have money and more freedom and more say so that changes things a great deal.
Most women in the developed world. But in the developing world they are still treated in an unacceptable manner. What I want is for the women's rights activists to concentrate on those groups.
When I talk about feminists, I AM referring to the extremists. To normal activists i refer to them as Womens rights activists, who are as you say for the most part seeking equality.
But they are all concentrating on the wrong women, in the wrong place.
The situation women find themselves in is now equal to man in the West. If the President of the USA is forced to apologize for calling Kamala Harris good looking, you cant tell me women dont have it good.
You're comment about men paying for dates makes no sense. You say that more and more women are making more money, yet the prevailing cultural attitude is that men should still pay .
Looking at society, you cant possibly say that a double standard is not in place.
An example is with airliners. A child traveling alone is not allowed to sit next to a male stranger, but sitting next to a female is seen as alright. Why? Because apparently a female is safer than a male. Something that is clearly not true. You get nasty men and women. If that is not discrimination, then I dont know what is. It's like saying that children can't sit next to Black people, because statistically they commit more crimes. That would be considered racist, and rightly so. Yet not for men apparently.
Society places women, (and is doing so increasingly) on a pedestal higher than men. When you turn on the news, and something bad has happened, e.g. some terrorists have destroyed a village in Afghanistan, you always hear the women and children were mercilessly killed.
Well hang on...what about the innocent men? The fathers, brothers and sons? Do they not count. Newsflash, women fight in the armed services. Stereotyping them as weak and in need of protection does neither gender any good.
There are arguments that men can protect themselves better, but that's crap. Often the aggressors are males themselves, and usually carry guns.
And men go along with this, because to speak out, would be seen as unmanly or sexist.
VR will change this, and almost certainly lead to a decline in special treatment given to women. Hot beautiful women wont be unattainable anymore, so there wont be a reason to treat them any differently, than you would a normal person. And things can go on from there...
Your post was the first that disagreed with me, and thanks for that. Its refreshing to have a debate