Jan 12, 2018

Rant: Why I dislike the label 'Feminist'

I'm a feminist. I guess. I &?!@# hate that I have to take that label, but here's the thing - I don't have an issue with feminist beliefs. Heck no, they should be common sense. I have a problem with the fact that I, as a feminist, am the one that needs to be labeled.

Think about it.

We give those sick weirdos who hold discriminatory views based on race 'racists,' because we collectively agree that they are the ones defying the norm. They, the racists, are the abnormal thinkers who need to be pointed out with a label. It's only logical that the rest of us, the non-racists, don't discriminate based on race.

So why aren't we there yet with gender?

Why aren't the people who hold discriminatory views based on gender the ones who need a label? Shouldn't believing in gender equality be the standard, so that anti-feminist is the abnormal condition? We shouldn't need the label 'feminist,' because it should be assumed unless we explicitly state otherwise!

This isn't a pretty post, no graphics or photos here, it's just my raw thoughts on the topic. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

How do you feel about 'feminist?' 

4 comments:

  1. Good point! I personally, for me, love the label feminist. I always say the opposite of feminist is a**hole. Either you believe all the genders should be equal or, well, you're kind of a jerk.

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  2. @Erin - Haha point! I guess they do have a label, too :P

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  3. This is such a great point. Just shows you the world we live in!

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  4. @Taylor - Thanks! At least we're talking about these things and aiming for change. That's a beginning!

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