Weeding out followers.
Occasionally, I like to weed out my followers and who I follow. So here’s today’s requirement :
If you don’t consider yourself a feminist, or don’t understand the need for feminism, or believe it’s a negative term, delete me. Right now. Or tell me, so I can delete you.
Let me add something else, too.
I mean completely intersectional feminism. Completely. Intersectional.
If your feminism doesn’t include women of color, bye.
If your feminism doesn’t include trans individuals, bye.
If your feminism doesn’t include nonbinary genders, bye.
If your feminism doesn’t support all sexualities, and understands that it consists on a spectrum, bye.
If your feminism doesn’t include unlearning internalized misogyny, bye.
If your feminism doesn’t include ways men are harmed by the patriarchy as well, bye.
If you don’t understand cisgender and transgender, how sexuality and gender are not binary and are not the same thing, it is not the onus of others to teach you. Educate yourself. Learn. You will never understand equality if you don’t know what it is to be intersectional. And no, equality doesn’t mean everyone is the same. It means having the same opportunities for everyone, it means a leveled playing field, it means the destruction of systemic oppression based on unearned, inherent privilege.
If you say “I’m not a feminist, I’m a humanist” as a male(or female) because you believe feminism only means empowerment for women, bye.
Happy Sunday Funday.