i literally do not comprehend how someone could specifically say they’re not a feminist
i mean you can absolutely be a feminist and still wear a bra and marry dudes and be a stay-at-home mom
like there are some very different ways to be a feminist
but feminism is literally just the belief that men and women are equal
by saying you’re not a feminist, you are saying you don’t think genders are equal
equality should not be a radical notion
I actually have to disagree with this.
There are tons of reasons a woman wouldn’t want to identify as a feminist and it having nothing to do with opposing the core purpose of feminism. Feminism tends to exclude and shit on Women of Color, trans women, etc. So it’s reasonable that any of these women would not want to be associated with a group that has harmed and excluded them in varying ways.
Just pointing this out there.
Now, obviously if someone’s reasons for not wanting to identify as a feminist being that they think feminists are some hurtful stereotype that is used to undermine and invalidate the purpose and is rooted in misogyny…then yeah that’s bullshit.
But let’s not shame other women who have been shit on by white cis women within feminism because let’s not act like we haven’t driven them out, fucked them over, or have shit on them in some way.
Cause it has happened and still does.
And if they don’t wanna identify as a feminist how even more shitty of us would it be to vilify them for that choice?
this is really well said and interesting.
1) feminism is not just “the radical notion that men and women are equal.” it is a lot more than that and is a way of viewing the world in the context of patriarchy and that is annoying.
2) this post is what i am talking about when i say, “for good reason that someone else can argue better than i, i can absolutely understand that not everybody wants to call themselves a feminist.”
3) i am a feminist and i love calling myself a feminist.
4) ew dude how much does it suck that radical feminists STOLE the phrase “radical feminists”. it sucks!! it is rad to be a feminist. and especially to be radical and a feminist.
I can’t tell if you’re agreeing with me or disagreeing with me, but both of these posts are valid points. Sorry if I offended anyone.
well, personally i disagree with the “I cannot comprehend why”, and i think the well-spoken poster above me articulated how. i don’t find that inconsistent with calling myself and enjoying calling myself a feminist, though maybe others do. i do not…
i also am not a fan of the “feminism = equality” definition, it bugs me, it’s very limiting.
i agree with the spirit of your post, i think. :) you did not offend me.