Mark Ruffalo the Mansplainer: men “have to make a safe space inside of our privilege for women to speak up”
The elitism is nauseating.
Mark Ruffalo, actor, portrayer of The Hulk, and SJW extraordinaire went full sexist in a recent interview with Buzzfeed.
Speaking of privilege and protecting women, Ruffalo claimed women need men’s help to speak their minds and share their experiences.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 29, 2018
“When you’re privileged, you have a voice, and right now, men are privileged. They have a privilege over women, ya know, that’s just the way it is. And um, and so we have to make a space inside of our privilege, for — a safe space for women to speak up and I hope, I’m hoping that more and more actors, men, will do it, but they are and there are ones that do, it’s just…we need more.”
Please, tell me more about this imaginary man jail where I’ll be free to speak my mind when a man says it’s ok to do so.
Ruffalo’s comments encapsulate the liberal notion that no freedom exists unless a special group intervenes and grants their coveted permission. And that deciding group is, conveniently, always the one doing the explaining. They always know better, you see. They’re always better able to help you and represent your interests than you yourself.
The elitism is nauseating.
Not only is this view horribly patronizing, but Ruffalo seems wholly unaware that he’s acting as the patriarchal control mechanism new-wave feminism always (claims it) rails against. Bonus, he’s effectively mansplaining what women need.
Needless to say, the response was uniformly unimpressed:
Horseshit. I don’t need a man’s permission or help to speak my own mind or share my stories. https://t.co/GQKiK1AxQN
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) January 29, 2018
Translation – women can't talk without the help of men, but I'm such a good person that I'LL be the guy to help them. Just to be clear, they can't talk without me..
— Joey Satriano (@Joey_Satriano) January 29, 2018
Once I'm inside your priveledge, can I get out again or do I have to ask for permission?
— Momster (@Utahopia) January 29, 2018
Uh, no. I’m an adult woman capable of operating in real world situations without being affording special privileges like this. I don’t need a “safe space.” You can keep your patronizing bullshit to yourself.
— Michelle Audi (@MichelleAudi) January 29, 2018
Dear random celebrity,
Women are resilient and tough as nails, we don't need you speaking for us. We especially don't need your pity.
Look around the world, Americans are privileged. We've just taken our great country for granted. We need strong people, not weak ones.
— YVONNE (@Infidel_Yvonne) January 30, 2018
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