what feminism means:
living by the mentality that females support each other regardless of their lifestyle, looks ( as in skin colour, body type, clothing style, etc. ) , life choices, whether they're trans, where they live, etc. / a friendly and supportive attitude towards other females / encouraging each other
what feminsim doesn't mean:
being forced to like every female individual on this planet when they gave you a proper reason not to / supporting another woman's views though you don't agree with them just because they're female
Feminism: because men are allowed to threaten rape and act like rabid dogs to an attractive female, but if a woman says Jeremy Meek’s mugshot is attractive, she’s “degrading herself”, a “thirsty hoe” and a “dirty bitch”
as a whole let’s stop being dickheads to girls/women who are into what’s marketed to them
it isn’t a coincidence that things mainly loved by girls, especially teenage girls, are also considered things that aren’t good enough or “not real” music, gaming, whatever whatever. it isn’t a coincidence at all. being a teenager, especially a teenage girl, is difficult enough as is, let’s not make it worse because by being misogynistic, elitist pinecones
idk how anyone can be against “gate keeping” within movements & act like it’s the worst thing ever when rapists, pedos, abusers, and their supporters push their way in to our movement & threaten women, drive women out, and scare women in to silence.
little-missandry ….needs to do some evaluating e-e
Feminism isn’t “GAH I HATE MEN! MEN SHOULD ALL DIE BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS A PIECE OF SHIT! GRAWR!!!”
Feminism is “Men and women are equal. My being a woman does not make me any lesser than a man or owe them anything.”
In short its about seeing men and women on an equal playing field.
It has been wildly warped in the last several years because of people like little-missandry who make it seem like a campaign against the very existence of men. Because of this society has come to shudder at the phrase feminism because when they hear that word they don’t think feminism they think about the extremist aka “feminazi”.
“But men are all scum!”
Oh yeah? Really? All of them? That’s a load of BS. The guy who cat called you and called you dirty names is scum. The guy who said you were pretty and left it at that is not scum.
“Okay, but men rape.”
I’m not sure you keep up with the news because women rape too. Not nearly as much, but don’t act as though it never happens. All genders are capable of it as well as murder, theft, inventions and intelligence.
“No such thing as reverse sexism. Only sexism.
And it can only happen to women.
Nice try though.”(actual quote)
This is just as ignorant as saying “reverse racism” doesn’t exist. You hate woman because they’re a woman, it’s sexism. You hate a man because they’re a man, its the same thing.
“If you defend male scum by saying “not all men” then you are male scum.
Don’t even bother defending your gender. Like just don’t. Accept it. Girls rule boys drool.”(another actual quote)
I could honestly spend days showing you these lovely quotes, but I’ll only become upset.
What’s my point?
That is not feminism. Feminism is defined as the following:
The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes(MerriamWebster).
The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes(OxfordDictionary).
The belief that women are and should be treated as potential intellectual equals and social equals to men. These people can be either male or female human beings, although the ideology is commonly (and perhaps falsely) associated mainly with women(UrbanDictionary).
It isn’t a question of which sex has it harder. It isn’t us trying to use the ways we are wronged to make you feel guilty so we can have everything our way. It isn’t us trying to make ourselves more powerful than males . Or more dominant. It isn’t us trying to put you in the kitchen we just came from. It’s us trying to sit in the living room with you and hold a conversation. It’s us trying to get you to help in the kitchen. Basically, what I’m saying, is that it’s us trying to level the playing field. Same wages. Same rules. Same positions available for hire. Same education opportunities. Same rights. Males aren’t scared to walk down a street at night. We shouldn’t have to be either. Equality, not supremacy.
feminism is not an identity anyone can claim, and im gonna be honest when I say that these ~every choice is empowering, don’t criticize anything you might hurt someones feelings, feminists fuck better, yay military women! yay female CEOs! slut pride! less clothes more power! dont kink-shame! rape-play is sexy! watching porn is activism & progressive!~ types should never be able to call themselves feminists because they are not, in any way.
Im not saying you have to have perfect views, but if your politics are anti-feminist, or if you’re just not political at all, you really shouldn’t call yourself a feminist, feminism isn’t a cutesy lifestyle. (I personally don’t even think liberals should be feminists but that’s a whole other conversation for another day)