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i'm not a feminist because i believe in equality in all genders.
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"Feminists are depicted as “angry extremist” " -- the reason that happens is because there are so many radical feminists like that. It's not like the media is depicting feminists in a way that is completely fabricated. The depiction you see is based on how so-called feminists ACT. That's what too many people forget. "Feminism" is **NOT** a dictionary definition. It's not. Feminism will be defined by the ACTIONS of feminists. We need to FIGHT against the radicals if we want to save feminism!
Anonymous

I understand where you are coming from but I’m don’t entirely agree. The Media has a LOT of control over defining feminism, and as a result, feminists suffer from the same mediated condition as Muslims: news stations always like to show the radicals because they’re trying to scare us into believing anyone who identifies as a Muslim or a Feminist MUST BE EXTREMISTS. This is a problem because probably only something like 1% of people who identify themselves as Muslims or Feminists behave in radical ways. But mainstream media like to present them as a dominant stereotype. 

The only time feminists get any air time on mainstream media is when they are showing their tits and hissing and screaming. When women try to bring feminist ideas into the mainstream in less extreme ways (eg. Beyonce, Tina Fey etc), people mostly end up talking about all the ways they fail to be feminist (focusing largely on how they conform to standards of femininity, how dare they).

Media representation also goes further than real life people: feminists in movies and TV shows are always presented as extremist. The first example that comes to my head is when Enid, the typecast feminist in Legally Blonde, boasts about single-handedly organising “the march for Lesbians Against Drunk Driving”. And then she does this speech :” take the word semester: a perfect example of this school’s discriminatory preference of semen to ovaries. That’s why I’m petitioning to have next term be referred to as the winter ovester.” Her pursuits are set up by the movie to seem excessive and silly (WHICH IS LITERALLY HOW FEMINIST IS ALMOST ALWAYS PORTRAYED): crazy women trying to find problems with everything. It’s like that tumblr text post: “Mango, why not womango?? Stop Sexism”. People are always taking the piss out of feminism, and by doing so they undermine what feminism is actually about. Young girls like me when I was 16 didn’t want to be feminists because every unquestioned feminist figure on TV seemed crazy and unrelateable. Even WORSE, men stop taking feminists seriously.  

I don’t believe we necessarily have to “fight” the radical feminists, because that seems to fundamentally negate feminism’s purpose to empower all women. But I do agree with you that we need to work to REDEFINE popular conception about what feminists look and behave like. Feminists DON’T HAVE TO be radical feminists. And feminists are allowed to be feminine. It’s really just about letting women be whatever female they choose to be, regardless of whether that’s a radical feminist or a stay-at-home mother. They are all women, and they all deserve to be respected and empowered. 

Phew, long rant, people really shouldn’t get me started on feminism. But thank you so much for engaging in this conversation with me!!

It took me a long time to realise I was a feminist, mostly because I always thought being a feminist meant burning my bra, shaving my head and becoming a lesbian. I used to quickly defend myself whenever I called out sexism and my guy friends called me a feminist. “I’m not like an actual feminist” I’d insist. God forbid, right?
One day, after I said this, a friend asked me “Why not, don’t you want equality for women?” I answered “Why, of course I do”. And then she said the most liberating thing to me. She said: “Then you are a feminist.”
See, the media always like to put up images of angry, negative, man-hating extremists that are nearly impossible to relate to, and then slap the “feminist” label on her. And even if women try to be feminists, an army of journalists are ready to pick her apart and point out all the ways she isn’t feminist enough: “Beyonce is too naked, too married, too pregnant, too sexy, to be a feminist.” Never mind the fact that she’s trying to sing about the unrealistic expectations of female bodies, look how short her skirt is! It’s no wonder girls have no idea what feminism even means anymore.
Feminists are depicted as “angry extremist” rather than “empowered woman”, women are picked apart and discouraged in feminist critiques, and girls like me are scared to call themselves ‘feminists’. We need to bring it back to basics.
I want to remind girls that being a feminist is easy and important and a positive thing. I do want girls to be feminists, and I would love for girls to be more informed about inequalities in our society and to actively pursue ways to change this. But above all, I want girls to support other girls, all girls, even if they aren’t feminists. I want to perpetuate this new kind of feminism that is inclusive, approachable and relateable. Because feminism is about supporting girls in whatever they choose to do. It’s about loving girls, and feeling proud of girls, and empowering girls, and being all “HEY YEAH, GIRLS RULE”. That’s it. That’s literally what this whole damn thing is about.
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It took me a long time to realise I was a feminist, mostly because I always thought being a feminist meant burning my bra, shaving my head and becoming a lesbian. I used to quickly defend myself whenever I called out sexism and my guy friends called me a feminist. “I’m not like an actual feminist” I’d insist. God forbid, right?

One day, after I said this, a friend asked me “Why not, don’t you want equality for women?” I answered “Why, of course I do”. And then she said the most liberating thing to me. She said: “Then you are a feminist.”

See, the media always like to put up images of angry, negative, man-hating extremists that are nearly impossible to relate to, and then slap the “feminist” label on her. And even if women try to be feminists, an army of journalists are ready to pick her apart and point out all the ways she isn’t feminist enough: “Beyonce is too naked, too married, too pregnant, too sexy, to be a feminist.” Never mind the fact that she’s trying to sing about the unrealistic expectations of female bodies, look how short her skirt is! It’s no wonder girls have no idea what feminism even means anymore.

Feminists are depicted as “angry extremist” rather than “empowered woman”, women are picked apart and discouraged in feminist critiques, and girls like me are scared to call themselves ‘feminists’. We need to bring it back to basics.

I want to remind girls that being a feminist is easy and important and a positive thing. I do want girls to be feminists, and I would love for girls to be more informed about inequalities in our society and to actively pursue ways to change this. But above all, I want girls to support other girls, all girls, even if they aren’t feminists. I want to perpetuate this new kind of feminism that is inclusive, approachable and relateable. Because feminism is about supporting girls in whatever they choose to do. It’s about loving girls, and feeling proud of girls, and empowering girls, and being all “HEY YEAH, GIRLS RULE”. That’s it. That’s literally what this whole damn thing is about.

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bitchiamtheswanqueen:





In 1937 two women caused a car accident by wearing shorts in public for the first time

In 1937 a careless driver caused an accident when he took his eyes off the road to ogle 2 women wearing shorts in public for the first time.



fucking thank you

bitchiamtheswanqueen:

In 1937 two women caused a car accident by wearing shorts in public for the first time

In 1937 a careless driver caused an accident when he took his eyes off the road to ogle 2 women wearing shorts in public for the first time.

fucking thank you

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Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous, rude, a polymath genius. Female characters get to be Strong.
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Good gifts from my Dad

Last year, for Mother’s Day, Dad got Mom a vacuum cleaner.

This year, for Mother’s Day, Dad got Mom a frying pan.

Seriously Dad! It’s like feminism never happened!