Reblogged from listener-blue
"those aren’t REAL feminists."—-
Is practically the same thing as the disgruntled
—-“not all men are like that.”
Except men don’t choose to be men. They simply are men. So lumping all men together is completely unfair. We shouldn’t assume all men have the bad traits of a few men, much like we shouldn’t assume all women have the bad traits of a few women. Because they can’t stop being men/women. They can’t disassociate themselves from that group.
Feminists choose to be feminists. They take on that label of their own free will. They can drop it at any time. So while we shouldn’t assume all feminists are like that (because they’re not) it is perfectly reasonable to say that all feminists must take on the burden of (and hopefully educate) the shit side of their movement. By choosing that label they choose to associate with the shitty feminists. All choices come with consequences and, sadly for the good feminists, being lumped in with radfems/TERFs is the consequence of calling yourself a feminist.
Feminists choose to be feminists.