I honestly feel like if someone feels like feminism is ONLY about them and their personal decisions and proving how “not brainwashed by the system” they are through a bunch of personal decisions that only affect THEM and them alone… and then they go about and tell other people how to symbolically represent feminism better
as oppose to placing more value of actually going out and doing something to make life easier for the people who don’t have the resources, knowledge, education, means or time to uphold their basic human rights because of systemic oppression
they have a lot to learn, and i’m not worried about them.
Its not about making feminism into this “look at the changes I can make in my life, why don’t you do the same? that’s dumb you’re just oppressing yourself. I’M SO SMART.”
Yes. Its perfectly find, and even respectable, for people to do things by principle. I decided to go natural and grow my natural hair out. But that doesn’t mean that’s the end all of oppression fighting. Its a symbolic statement that doesn’t necessarily need to extend to every other black woman. To then decide that other black women who didnt make my own set of personal choices with THEIR hair as I did mine, and assume that they are ignorant because I can’t physically SEE the types of oppressions may or may not they deal with and fight against every day is ignorant.
Thats got long haha