Feminists are not angry. I am not angry. We are passionate.
If you're against feminism, something is terribly wrong with you. Feminists are not hairy, sexually repressed man haters. Denying that women still need equal rights and opportunities makes you a self-righteous ass clown.
*2017 update* I am angry now. I am angry that Trump and Pence are in the white house because they have no business being there and I don't understand why America wants to go back to 1950.
I don’t need feminism...
If you're a woman and you feel this way then you must be living a privileged life. Not all women could be so lucky. You're also forgetting that feminism helped you attain that privileged life.
Feminism accomplishes nothing. It's just an excuse for women to bitch.
First wave feminism gave American women the right to vote. Second wave feminism made it possible for women to get jobs and say no to their husbands raping them. There was also birth control. Domestic abuse was an issue that desperately needed to be handled and rape crisis and battered women's shelters were invented - Something I am very familiar with. Third wave feminism gave us reproductive rights. Rebecca Walker focused on the abhorrence of stereotypes and gender violence. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 anyone? Sexual harassment in the work place is still an ongoing issue but it was one of the main goals in this wave.
We don't need WiHM (Women in Horror Month). It's just an organization designed for attention whores.
I'm guessing you haven't heard of Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and Jane Fonda's nonprofit Women's Media Center. Their objective is to ensure women are powerfully and visibly represented in the media. How WiHM is any different, you will have a hard time convincing me and if you have no idea who Gloria Steinem is then you're not as educated as you thought. Then again, I cannot speak for everyone's agenda regarding WiHM. I wouldn't be surprised if some use it for personal gain but isn't that what we are trying to accomplish? By helping more women realize that they too can make horror movies?
I have the dick so I make the rules.
This is a gross example used by many men. These tacky t-shirts are still being made. How I became a feminist is largely a result of the way my ex-husband treated me. He owned this shirt and wore it in public. I was mortified and any woman that supports this kind of behavior obviously has no self-respect.
We get hand-me-downs of ideas of what we are supposed to be.
Be who you want to be. Plain and simple. I am not going to go into an entire religious or 1950's house wife rant. You know exactly what I mean and you know exactly who you are.
Evangelists are douche canoes.
James Fowler, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Roberts all fall into this category. While most heavy duty Christian male's are misogynists, these three are the worst. Case in point, "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." Wait, practice witchcraft? Where the hell does this fit in and what information does he have to back this up?
A fine metaphor to explain how stupid cat calling is:
Stranger: Oooh, yeah, girl. I think I will have some of that Dr. Pepper. Pass it on over this way.
Woman: Uh, no? It’s mine.
Stranger: Yeah, but I saw you drinking it.
Woman: Yes… Because it’s mine?
Stranger: You drank it right in front of me. We both know what that means.
Woman: I don’t know or care who you are. I bought this for me, because I like it.
Stranger: Wha… bu-but I… you made it look good. You made me think about drinking Dr. Pepper.
Woman: [side eye, walk away]
Stranger: Fine! You fucking pop-tease! Dr. Pepper is a shitty ass soda ANYway have fun getting DIABETES goddamn fucking BLARGHABNAJHEUFISDXOIUZERAHJDKBF
Cat calling is one of the more annoying displays of the neanderthal's backward agenda. Tumblr is awesome.
Not all men
Yes, not all men. Nuisance of a retort. Say a woman is complaining about male acts that upset or annoy her. "I hate it when men scratch their balls in public." There's always that one schnook who will stand up and say, "I don't do that. Don't lump me in with that category." Mazel fucking Tov! She obviously isn't talking about you then. She isn't talking about ALL men. Why you feel the need to defend yourself on a vent that has nothing to do with you is anyone's guess.
Stop calling women crazy.
People in general are crazy. Enough of the 'Women are crazy because we don't understand them' posts. Unless that person is certified papers crazy then shut up! Even then, mental illnesses are no joke. I have family members and close friends who struggle with issues. I mean, if you have a psycho hose beast like Alex Forrest in your life then by all means GET A RESTRAINING ORDER! Trust me, I've been there. When it comes to overly emotional women, that's just another form of control. Telling her that she's overreacting and has no right to feel the way she feels is insensitive. How many times have you heard the response "He/she got crazy" when you ask about a recent breakup? Oh really, Einstein? Are you sure that's all? Again, unless your ex is Alex Forrest or Ike Turner then this is bias.
You use your body as art and that makes you a bad parent and a whore.
These days you have to be cautious of what you're posting on the internet, especially face book. Can you digest this arbitration to purloin someone's child derived on inculpable status updates and pictures? Custody battles are about the best interests of the child. Instead it's, "HEY! LETS LOOK AT HER FACE BOOK TO SEE IF ANYTHING CAN SUGGEST SHE IS A UNFIT PARENT!" They can use virtually anything against you no matter how innocent it may be. It doesn't matter how good of a parent you really are. All that attorney cares about is winning for his/her client and all that egotistical client cares about is damaging their child for their own selfish needs and using the other parent's face book against them to fulfill those needs. There's nothing wrong with embracing your inner and outer beauty but in unfair custody battle world, it means you're a bad parent! That's right, you feeling good about yourself and sharing your fabulousness only means you are damaging to your child and corrupting them sexually. This makes complete sense. You're probably a whore. (A few model friends dealt with this so I had to stand up for them. It's bullshit I tell you!)
“The song ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ doesn’t mean that girls just want to fuck. It just means that girls want to have the same damn experience that any man could have.”
- Cyndi Lauper about feminism in her song ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’.