I’M NOT A FEMINIST, BUT…

The words that make me gawk, then scream, then cry, then roll my eyes and sigh.  I’ve heard it and read it so often… Come on People of the World, you just don’t seem to get it!

There’s a reason for the fear of the feminist label.  Stereotypes have taught us that The Feminist is EVIL.  She’s an ugly, hairy, smelly, man hating, back stabbing, lesbian bitch who eats kittens and puppies for breakfast.  She’s sworn of men for life and patrols the globe for anyone with a sense of humor to stomp out their happiness.  Right?

What is feminism?  The infamous, “I’m not a feminist, but…” is usually followed by statements like:

  • Women deserve the same opportunities in life as men
  • I believe women should be paid as much as men for the same job
  • Women have the right to education
  • Women are just as smart as men
  • Women deserve affordable reproductive healthcare
  • Women around the world deserve the right to vote
  • Sexual assault and harrassment are big problems that need to be solved

 

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So, I hate to break it to you, but maybe you just might be a feminist after all.

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One thought on “I’M NOT A FEMINIST, BUT…

  1. And why is the stereotypic feminist hateful, ugly and scary? Because if people didn’t think of us this way, they might dare listen to us for a few minutes, and then we might RECRUIT THEM TO OUR MISSION. Make them into feminists! Take over the world – Then change it! No wonder the people who benefit from the current system do their best to scare people away…

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