What I want to ask you is, do you need to a thorough examination of the ideology and arguments of ISIS to judge whether they're screwed up or not? If you can decide without doing so then you are imposing a pre-existing belief system on it for the sake of a more expedient judgement. This is the real world; sometimes that needs to happen.
I believe women and men should be equal. I also believe that those that disagree with that (or ignorantly believe they already are equal) are not worth my time and efforts. I don't think that's being judgey - it's just being efficient and realistic. When I first opened this thread I thought the argument would be idiotic, bitter and prejudiced, and that such posters would never be convinced otherwise, no matter how rational or well argued the opposition was. @Magic Poriferan, bless him, really tried to reason with them but ultimately proved my supposition for me. Despite his marvellous efforts, no anti-feminists were persuaded to even entertain the thought that he might be right. It's all a big waste of time, just as I expected it to be.
And honestly, I think people fail to see these things in the wider context: anti-feminists are on the wrong side of history, just like those opposed to the abolishment of slavery, the anti-segregation crowd, anti-semites and homophobics. I think it's pretty hard to argue that 100 years from now that people won't look back at these sorts of attitudes as being backward and incomprehensible.
I'm not against being informed - I never said I was. I prefer far more objective information than I'm being offered.Obviously, we don't all have the time to get into every side of every debate in the world, but if you are going to take a stance in a conflict, it's better off as an informed one.