Feminism is coming to get you. It really is. It’s overtaking schools, workplaces, the media, politics…..goddammit even sport.
Feminism is wrecking our society like, like, like a wrecking ball. The one Miley was swinging around on and what was wrong with that video clip anyway? Feminism wanted to ban that just like they want to ban everything. Those man-hating, hairy-legged feminazis won’t be happy until they’ve taken all the power and ruined all the fun.
It’s a disgrace.
Yes. It is. It’s a disgrace there’s so much misinformation about feminism. So much fear. So much disdain. To help clear that shit up, here is a concise list of 9 Things Feminism Is Not Trying To Do.
There are many more but we’re going to start with the top nine. Feel free to add more in the comments.
We suggest you bookmark this post and wave it in the face of the next person who blames feminism for something absurd. Like climate change. Or Paddle Pops getting smaller.
Remember, feminism is not trying to:
1. Kill all the fun
I’m not sure where the myth that feminists are buzzkills comes from. All the feminists I know (ie: all the women I know) are a hoot. The only kind of ‘fun’ that feminists aren’t keen on are the ones where women are the victims of said ‘fun’. Like pinching a waitress’s bum. Not fun for her. Shouting for a woman to show you her tits as you drive past. Not fun for her. Making a public ‘joke’ about a colleague sleeping her way to the top. Not fun for her.
Also, insisting, “I was just joking” does not automatically make something funny.
2. Demonise men
This is such a lazy cop-out. If feminism had an enemy it would be inequality, not men. Feminists have fathers and sons and brothers and husbands and partners and male friends. Being pro something doesn’t make you anti everything else. Loving tea does not mean you’re demonising people who drink lattes.
Having an interest in women and the issues that affect them has nothing to do with being against anyone, let alone men. Feminism is not unlike civil rights. When black people got the vote, white people did not lose the vote. It simply meant EVERYONE could vote. Same with feminism. Equality is not a finite resource. Women having the same rights and opportunities as men doesn’t cost men anything.
Oh – and feminists can BE men, you know. There’s that.
3. Turn all women into lesbians
I wonder how you would actually do this? No matter. Because feminism doesn’t give two hoots who you sleep with. Feminism has nothing to do with sexuality other than wanting women to be free to choose who they have sex with and under what circumstances (because the alternative is called, you know, rape). Despite the fact that many lesbians are feminists (just like many Asian people are feminists and many Coldplay fans are feminists) you should not confuse the two things.
4. Destroy the traditional family unit
The people who tend to blame feminism for this tend to be men who are threatened by the idea of women having the freedom to end relationships.