I posted the following in another thread.
The same could be said about how feminists respond to suggestions that situations are unfair.
Nobody necessarily has a monopoly on understanding society. Different views need to be expressed.
Different views are not being expressed in the 3-D world on gender issues.
In some cases, because people have been encouraged, through the educations system, to see society in one way (that there are no disadvantages that men face).
And also because discussion on gender issues tends to be stifled in the 3-D world.
To take an example of what problems there could be in how discussions are framed:
It is simplistic to say that for example on average pay rates on different between men and women and to assume that means there is discrimination. It might mean or it might not mean there is discrimination - one has to look at other factors to see whether they might explain the difference.
And some of these factors might be the "danger" gap - that men are more likely to take on dangerous work that can lead to death and serious injury. But that "danger" gap isn't highlighted in discussions, people are expected to have discuss pay in a vacuum.
And the "disadvantage" women have, that they are taking home less pay on average is highlighted regularly in society.
The "disadvantage" men have, that they are more likely to be killed and seriously injured at work, isn't highlighted regularly in society.
Also a more important issue than the pay gap might be to look at who gets to spend the money - and it seems women have more spending power than men. But this rarely seems to be discussed - we are supposed to look at the issue in a vacuum.
And I don't think feminists are the best people to bring balance to such a debate or many debates in society.
It was suggested that because the thread was going off-topic and bringing in all sorts of issues, that other threads should probably be set up.