Okay, I have heard lord of opinions on feminism. But it’s mostly all biased against it. No one in my family is a feminist, none of my friends are feminists. I don’tsupport everything they do. But *whispers quieter than a mouse* I am kinda a feminist * social circle explodes with reasons why feminism is the antichrist*
|June 22, 2016 at 23:54|
I feel you on it. I live in a very sexist culture (my parents are missionaries in Russia) where I am often treated shamefully as a girl. Like getting inappropriate comments and such. I’m so sick of it. Does being a girl really single me out so much? Ugh.
|June 23, 2016 at 07:31|
Most things I’ve heard against it are against the “feminism movement,” rather than equality itself.
In response to cat-calling and inappropriate comments, I like Laci Green’s thoughts/advice: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=peBddZQbWYk
|June 23, 2016 at 16:23|
I was actually about to make a topic regarding the impending law of women signing up for the draft. I was on this online forum and this woman was like “I am WEAK AND FEMININE I CANNOT BE EXPECTED TO SERVE IN THE ARMY BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.” As sad as that is it was kind of funny because never before have I seen someone insisting they were weak and helpless. OK I’ll take my draft-views onto another topic so I don’t distract from this one 🙂
As far as feminism goes, yes I’m a feminist, and proud of it. No, I do not hate men. Yes, I think Jesus is a feminist too.
|June 23, 2016 at 17:59|
I like what Rainbow has to say. And then I will add a comment that I heard once by an activist I love, and is a huge feminist.
“I want equal rights. I want to be paid for my work like any man. I want my work to be judged off quality, not that I am a woman. Being a feminist doesnt mean I hate men or am going to go out and burn all my bras and throw away my heels. I dont want to be judged for wearing them, and I dont want to be judged for going to the grocery store in sweatpants either”
There are crazy expectations on women, that shouldnt be there. There are rights we don’t have access to, that we should. We deserve to be able to walk down the street at night, we deserve to be educated, we deserve to be compensated fairly.
And I agree, its this idea of what feminism is that I think throws so many people off, and as far as the draft thing Rainbow mentioned (and I hadn’t heard about women potentially being drafted) a lot of people who claim they are feminists are only up to a certain point, and I think that makes those who are feminists look bad. You cant say “I am a feminist and believe in equal rights until _____________” Plus so many feminists have turned into “I want to be superior to men” which is also not what the entire movement is about.
I am a proud feminist. I believe in equal rights on all levels. I want to be compensated fairly and to the same extent as my male counterparts. I want access to healthcare like they have. I want to be able to be a leader without being called “bossy” or some other words Im not going to type. I don’t want to be judged for what I wear. I dont want to be unsafe at night because I am a woman.
|July 1, 2016 at 22:27|
Personally, I am against the modern movement of feminism. Feminism has become less about making women equal and more about putting men down and re-defining women(not how God intended). Most feminists are adamant about abortion, and birth control. They want a women to be able to sleep around as much as they want… and they tend to judge women who choose to stay at home and take care of her children (while loving and serving her husband).
I am totally for women being able to vote, go to college, or whatever… But all this other hooplah is just a bit eccentric for my conservative tastes.
|July 7, 2016 at 10:51|
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