Why it's so important that Feminism is called Feminism
With all of the recent posts about “menism”, I was thinking about how it might’ve been better if they had called Feminists, genderists. Since the principles of feminism are in fact based simply on gender equality, there might be less fuss if the title didn’t focus simply on the feminine aspect. But then I realized this is exactly why Feminism needs to be called Feminism; the fact that people believe, because the word is rooted in femininity deems it less worthy of their time and respect. The fact that the idea of feminism is fought against, simply because it begins with “fem” illustrates society’s blatant disrespect and lack of equality towards women. I want to live in a world where an idea isn’t rejected simply because it’s literary roots are based in femininity.
I am the Moon. I choose the pull and push of my own Tides.
Whether I rub rigorously, with passion, against the rocky shore- Or Whether I rub softly, with silk, atop the fleshy organisms- until the mounting crests of water and salt and sand and wind gush, Or not-
When I was a young girl, surrendering deeply to the gentle and abrasive crush of a Wave-
It never frightened me.
I am the Moon. And yes- I love the taste and tears of my own Ocean.