My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
[other stuff real feminists did edited out- PS]
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.
Reblogged from muffinw
Hey Libby Anne! I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you haven’t actually read any of the arguments these “Women Against Feminism” have been making. Because I’d like to assume you’re not a complete fucking moron, and only a complete fucking moron could have written that post after reading anything by the “Women Against Feminism”.
None of the “Women Against Feminism” I’ve seen have been anything other than very grateful for the advances made by actual feminists, such as the right to vote, etc. None of them. You’d know that if you actually read what they have to say.
Although you say that they don’t know what feminism is, I think it’s the exact opposite. They know exactly what feminism is, and they’re shocked and dismayed at what it’s turned into - a completely different animal, a movement that’s more about targetting, demeaning and humiliating men than it is about empowering or helping women in any way. So you’ll see lots of “all men are potential rapists” and “men take up too much of the seat on the subway” but not much in the way of “the single most important thing we can do for third world societies is educating women” or “the Catholic Church’s ban on contraception is treating women like vessels for bearing children”. Right? You can spot the difference, right? One is self-centred, man-hating, petty bullshit and the other is proper feminism.
In other words, these “Women Against Feminism” understand exactly what feminism is, and that’s precisely why they feel driven to do what they do.
But the real problem any real feminist would have with your post is the ending: “kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks”. If a lot of women have a lot of problems with the new feminism, and they express it in positive, affirming ways, and your only response to these women is name-calling, dismissive language and abuse, then you’re the asshole trying to suppress them. You’re the asshole using abusive and dismissive language. You’re the system oppressing women’s voices. You’re erasing their personal experiences. You’re the bad guy.
You’re the ignorant little jerk.