I’ve seen Women Against Feminism.
My soul vomited while I was looking at it. But I’ve seen it.
I’m in the rather uncomfortable position of being anti-censorship, so even though my soul vomits I acknowledge that it has a right to be there. Although I would like to point out that the vast majority is factual errors mushed together into some kind of incongruent opinion. Not sure which ones bother me more – the incredibly stupid ones or the I’ve-never-experienced-sexism-or-mysoginy-ergo-feminism-is-unnecessary-even-though-a-woman-is-raped-every-28-seconds-in-South-Africa.
Even aside from that I have a pretty big problem with people who say hey, I will take the right to vote and the right to get equal pay and the right to have control of my own body but I will emphatically reject the movement that afforded me those rights. I mean you can do that, but you kind of look like an idiot.
I had a discussion the other day about what ‘feminine was’. And for me, it’s feminine enough if a woman does it. But when I think about the defining characteristics of womanhood, what stands out is the ability to survive. I think that’s something that most of us would be proud of. But it’s not enough. It’s not anywhere near enough. And in some places in the world, some women survive but many do not.
I think that characteristic needs to be elevated.
I have two daughters. Statistically speaking, in their lifetime one of them will experience physical or sexual assault. And we live in on of the most privileged countries in the world.
I do not have the luxury of not being feminist. I do not want survival to be the defining characteristic of my daughters, or any other woman. I have a higher goal in mind.