This was originally posted on Tumblr, which is infamous for the cruel people claiming to be feminists. I realized I haven't posted a thing on here for a month, but wanted to share this.
This is a hot topic right now, with everyone from Emma Watson to Taylor Swift taking a stand. And I wanted to post my opinion.
I don’t claim to be a feminist. I never really have because my first introduction to one was a woman who used the male gender against those who have it. But I still was at least behind the idea because from kindergarten I’ve had my gender used against me in every way possible. It was just one piece of the hate that’s been thrown my way. I’ve been attacked over my age, gender, race, religion, skin color, class, and probably more things, but I don’t want to spend 2 hours trying to list every derogatory that’s been said with or without physical assault.
I may get hate for this, but I’m just gonna take a page from my religion’s book and say, “hate away and be damned.”
I’m not a feminist. And yet I am.
The original feminists demanded equal rights. They demanded that they’re gender not being put in the equation that people use to determine worth. They demanded that it not be there at all. The law states in the USA that it CAN’T be there for jobs, housing, things like that. But it is. It always is. Always has. They just don’t always vocalize it. The fact that it’s still there is wrong.
Something that keeps popping up, that’s pissing off so many is that the majority of feminists that speak up often turn out to be sexists in disguise. They use men’s gender against them. That is sexism. Just because you’re female does NOT change that. And yet, it still does.
I wanna talk about someone on Tumblr that I used to look up to, long because Tumblr existed. Tamora Pierce. She’s a women’s rights activist. Nothing wrong with that. But everything other thing she said was what a sexist male had said, with the gender term used switched from female or women or girls to male, men, boys.
Which disgusts me.
Gender should not be in the equation. Ever. For or against anything. It shouldn’t be there. Not listed, not used.
And it is. Every. Single. Time.
I’m saying all feminists are men haters or sexist. Just almost every one I’ve ever met since I was in elementary school.
Why I’m not a feminist is because the term is no longer as loose to encompass a grand idea anymore. Feminists should be fighting for ALL rape victims, male or female. Should be fighting for ALL domestic abuse victims. Male, female, children. They should be in equality for ALL. They should be ashamed of ALL use of derogatory things, whether it be against MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN. GAYS, STRAIGHT. ATHEISTS. RELIGIOUS. POOR. RICH.
AND THEY’RE NOT.
Not ONE post, not ONE comment, not ONE speech have I EVER heard a feminist do this. Fighting for equality.
I’m not a feminist because I don’t want to bound by one side. I don’t have a political party for the same reason.
I want EVERYONE to be equal. I want a gender not to matter. Whether I wear skirts and dresses with high heels all time while wearing makeup, or wearing baggy pants, a hoody, barefaced in skater shoes. I’ve seen perhaps the best person who claimed to be a feminist ripped apart on here because she was engaged with a baby on the way. I’ve seen men torn apart because they want to be stay at home dad’s, or wear a man purse. I’ve seen people attacked for EVERYTHING I’VE LISTED.
So no, I’m not a feminist.
I believe in 100% equality for children, men, and women.
And while the women the could be beaten bloody by their husbands, fathers, and brothers, marched for equality for all, we’ve lost that. So I’m not a “feminist”. I’m someone that believes in equality.
You can say that’s being a feminist. But not according to almost every single one I’ve seen.
Go ahead, send me anon hate.
Hate away and be damned. I’m gonna be focusing on people that need help.