Feminism is for everybody.
Usually when people see the word “Feminism,” peoples’ first response is, “I’m not a feminist, I’m just a decent person,” or “I’m a humanist.”
You can be both a humanist AND a feminist. Many people don’t want to associate themselves with feminism or the movement because of the behavior of the radicals.
If you are complaining about feminists and their behavior, then all the feminists YOU have seen are the problem. You can’t look at one negative tabloid or hear one negative comment about something and then brand it as terrible or biased.
That’s like a chick going around and saying, “Men ain’t shit.” First of all, it’s “boys ain’t shit,” since men are what you’re supposed to be looking for and, second, all the boys YOU mess around with “ain’t shit”. You need to look at what you’re doing that keeps attracting “ain’t shit” boys.
So, if you’re around feminists who “ain’t shit,” take a look around and see how you’re community is attracting “ain’t shit” feminists.
Furthermore, “Feminism” and “humanism” are being interchanged and the reality of the matter is they mean two COMPLETELY different things.
“Humanism” means any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate.
Feminism is simply a movement to end sexist oppression.
That’s all it is.
Feminism is for everybody.
There’s actually a book on the subject called Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics written by a woman bell hooks. She kept her name lowercase so as not to seem more important than her readers and I respect that. Most people who have not studied the feminist movement think it’s all about empowering women.
That’s actually step one. Or, we could say, the first half of the movement.
But some of the reasons as to why the feminist movement isn’t hitting off is because of propaganda.
Incorrect, you sexist prick.
Let me give you an idea of what sexism is by first giving you dictionary.com’s definition:
- attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
- discrimination or devaluation based on a person’s sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women.
bell hooks’s deﬁnition of feminism, as seen in her book Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics, is:
Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.
And as much as I would LOVE to continue with the feminism discussion, simply writing about it isn’t going to do you any good.
You have to see it.
So, below, I have some related articles.
- Feminism: We are not calling for equal inequality (feimineach.com)
- Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics, by bell hooks (bookedallweek.wordpress.com)
- She Was Raised To Believe Women Are Worthless. You Should See What Changed Her Mind. (becomempowered.wordpress.com)
- No one deserves to be raped (becomempowered.wordpress.com)
- Watch A Student Totally Nail Something About Women That I’ve Been Trying To Articulate For 37 Years (becomempowered.wordpress.com)
- See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds (becomempowered.wordpress.com)
- Feminism a movement for Liberation (newageoftruth.wordpress.com)