Because of lack of such views, fighting them would look insane. If a politician would start running the slogan “no one can loot your fridge”, people would consider him insane, despite they agree with the statement.
The fun thing is that your fridge isn’t safe. In the USA 15.9 million times in 2016 were properties harmed: cars stolen, homes burglarized, shop items lifted, pockets picked or even people robbed violently. That’s not a small number. It’s likely that most people suffer some kind of action against his property somewhere his life. My parent’s garden was attempted to be robbed when I was a kid (in this type of crime, the thief is going for lawnmowers, power tools and other items left unguarded around the house without actually breaking into anything). The attempt failed due to a 100 pounds dog.
So by this statistics we can conclude that there is a very serious anarcho-communist movement going on, with millions of activists trying to redistribute property and this should be in the focus of modern politics.
Except, of course this is bullshit. The thieves aren’t political, but criminal. They don’t steal because they believe it’s the right thing to do, but because they don’t care what’s right. They weren’t trying to steal my dad’s lawnmower because they believed it to be unjust privilege, but because they wanted to sell it for booze. The thieves aren’t in a political party, don’t work together for an utopia where all property is commonly used, they just break the law for their own lowly reasons. Because of that, no political answer is needed or given. There are no marches and speeches against thievery, robbery or shoplifting. If it gets into the debate, it’s only mentioned as “more resources to the police”. The point is that there is a cultural consensus that theft is bad and it includes thieves too. I mean if a thief found his home robbed while he was out robbing, he would be upset instead of celebrating this as cultural progress.
The same thing is true for sexism. There are sexist incidents in large supply. I’m pretty sure that most women are subjected to dog whistles, unsolicited touches, internet bully or workplace harassment somewhere in their lives. I do agree that resources should be allocated to fight these annoying or outright criminal acts. But forming a political movement against it is just as insane as the anti-thief movement. Like thieves, the sexists are just bad people who don’t care what’s right. They want some sexual arousal for themselves so they touch, whistle and yell. They don’t think it’s OK. They wouldn’t want it to happen with their mum, wife or daughter. But they do it anyway because they are bad people.
The feminist movement imagines a movement behind these bad people: the patriarchy. It’s a crazy conspiracy theory, no better than the one that claims that the thieves are all controlled by some Marxist mastermind who directs them where to go rob. They witch-hunt conservatives for being in this “patriarchy”, despite no one is there. There isn’t anyone – including actual harassers – who says that sexual harassment is right. No one controls, motivates or protects the harassers, just like no one does it with the thieves.
But-but-but men stand idle when harassment happens! They must be OK with it! – says the feminist, ignoring the fact that people stand idle when theft happens too. In most cases random people don’t play hero by running after a thief or give a car chase to a car robber. They might testify to police, but most of them just don’t want to get involved, so they look the other way. Being lazy doesn’t imply being supportive.
Sexism is mostly a civility issue. The perpetrator is an asshole and everyone thinks he’s an asshole. In some cases it’s a criminal issue, condemned by everyone. But it’s not a political issue, so feminism is completely pointless and even harmful, just like the movement against the imaginary anarcho-communists would do no good.