its my belief that feminist girls are the ones who have experienced every side of misogyny, who above all were forced to face what being socialized female did to them inside and out.
it is very easy to not be a feminist when your circumstances are such that you have not been made to acknowlege how women are forced into the sex caste, either because you agree with this or you have simply been lucky up until this point.
for feminists, all of it is impossible to ignore, because we have experienced so many compounding sides to what the world considers rightful treatment of females.
many of us are ex-religious AND rape victims AND are unable/have no desire to perform painful rituals to meet acceptible femininity standards AND abuse victims AND victims of male violence AND been blatantly deemed inferior to men AND deemed worth nothing because of our physical appearance AND been reduced to our biological, phallocentric “purpose” again and again and again.
a good hefty chunk of feminists are also black, asian, latino, native, another minority, mentally ill, physically disabled and/or lesbian which intersects and compounds upon the above treatment women receive in even more vicious and blatant ways.
women become feminists when they can no longer ignore that the world is exploiting and damaging and hating them because they are female. we’ve gotten the worst of it and we cannot sit back and let it continue. thats why i trust other feminists over nonfeminists.