“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions.. for safety on the streets… for child care, for social welfare… for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist,’ I ask ‘Why? What’s your problem?’”—
Uh for some reason my phone reblogged the wrong post. Let’s try again: My ‘problem’ is that mainstream iterations of feminism and the public face of the feminist movement are actively exclusionary to me and the people I love. My ‘problem’ is that the priorities of some members of the feminist movement not only don’t consider the needs of all human beings, but consciously advocate against justice and full inclusion. My ‘problem’ is that some self-identified feminists think that people like me shouldn’t exist. My ‘problem’ is that critics of feminism, from within and without, are shamed, hounded, silenced, and abused. That’s why I’m not a feminist.
The reason I am reblogging this is because of what s.e. (meloukhia) said. This is my opinion of modern feminism, too. I am a feminist the way my mom was in the 1960s, but I do not identify with today’s feminist movement.
This goes for ANYTHING like this. Watch the way you word shit because it is offensive. Especially to the people that have been suffering from REAL fucking issues for sometimes their entire lives. Also, try to be a more understanding person; just because you don’t know what…
I would just like to say a big YES THIS to both the original post AND Angie, because I hate when people say they are “so OCD” as a rule (often because OCD is a noun) but people who actually have OCD can do whatever they want to help themselves cope. And I don’t always know! Sometimes I ask. And I never ever expect that it’s my right to know, and so I won’t insist on an answer.