• Thu, Oct 18 2012

33% Of Women Think Feminism Is Too Agressive

Every day, The Daily Mail finds a new way to make me sad. They report:

A third [of women] view traditional radical feminism as ‘too aggressive’ towards men, while a quarter no longer view it as a positive label. One in five describe it as ‘old-fashioned’ and simply ‘not relevant’ to their generation. 

Look. I am only going to say this one more time.

If you believe men and women deserve to be paid equally for equal work, you are a feminist. As a feminist, here are some things you can still do:

Wax off all your body hair below the eyebrows

Wear globs of make-up

Wear so much make-up people call you “harlot-face”.

Wear impractical shoes

Have sex in elaborate lingerie

Wear garter-belts fucking everywhere

Never have sex ever, because you exist only to tantalize men

Make men pay for dinner and burn the restaurant to the ground if they do not (this also makes you a criminal.)

Be proud of being a mother!

Have 17 children

Never work a day in your life.

Have weird sex with Hugh Hefner

Marry Hugh Hefner

Have Hefner babies

Make your eyes really big like those Ukranian women who turn themselves into human Barbie dolls

Become a human barbie doll

Basically this:

anime girl

You can become a human anime figure and, if you still believe women should have equal pay to men, you still qualify as a feminist. Even though your eyes are big and painted on. That is all.

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  • JennyWren

    I think the key to this is “traditional radical feminism”…a lot of people have very limited knowledge of the second-wave movement and think it was all burning bras and lesbian communes. People forget that leading feminists were discussing things like equal paternity and maternity leave and trans-gender rights at the same time. Also, y’know, Daily Mail.
    I don’t really subscribe to the “feminism is all about choices” thing (yes, feminism will support your right to choose. Some feminists will also question your choices if they hurt other women. Doesn’t mean they don’t think you should be able to make that choice in the first place), but I do think it’s worth emphasizing that feminism is a very broad church indeed. You can be anti-pro porn/prostitution/polygamy/hair removal or whatever, and there will be a part of the movement that will advocate for that. What’s important about feminism isn’t deciding what’s “right” so much as making sure we actually THINK about our choices.

  • JennyWren

    I think the key to this is “traditional radical feminism”…a lot of people have very limited knowledge of the second-wave movement and think it was all burning bras and lesbian communes. People forget that leading feminists were discussing things like equal paternity and maternity leave and trans-gender rights at the same time. Also, y’know, Daily Mail.
    I don’t really subscribe to the “feminism is all about choices” thing (yes, feminism will support your right to choose. Some feminists will also question your choices if they hurt other women. Doesn’t mean they don’t think you should be able to make that choice in the first place), but I do think it’s worth emphasizing that feminism is a very broad church indeed. You can be anti-pro porn/prostitution/polygamy/hair removal or whatever, and there will be a part of the movement that will advocate for that. What’s important about feminism isn’t deciding what’s “right” so much as making sure we actually THINK about our choices.

  • Brooke Clark

    Why is it a sin to believe that women deserve equal treatment??????

    • EvanMyers

      As long as it’s true and full equality, the good and the bad, not just where it provides an advantage.

  • Brooke Clark

    Why is it a sin to believe that women deserve equal treatment??????

  • Lo

    I just read this article (it was that or stare at the waiting room wall; I think I made a bad decision). Traditional feminism is not radical feminism, Siobhan Freegard! Radical feminism is the crazy wing! Feminism is about recognising women as equal to men, not… I’m just going to paint this on a sandwich board and strut around town. Still less crazy than lumping everything together.

  • Lo

    I just read this article (it was that or stare at the waiting room wall; I think I made a bad decision). Traditional feminism is not radical feminism, Siobhan Freegard! Radical feminism is the crazy wing! Feminism is about recognising women as equal to men, not… I’m just going to paint this on a sandwich board and strut around town. Still less crazy than lumping everything together.

  • Samantha_Escobar

    It scares me that some people don’t think it’s “relevant”; I want the hundreds of thousands of dollars I’ll likely miss out on over the course of my life because of my gender, dammit, and I assume most other women do, too. Guh.

  • Samantha_Escobar

    It scares me that some people don’t think it’s “relevant”; I want the hundreds of thousands of dollars I’ll likely miss out on over the course of my life because of my gender, dammit, and I assume most other women do, too. Guh.

  • Lastango

    That’s some list. If your tent gets any bigger Laura Doyle will be able to fit inside.

  • Lastango

    That’s some list. If your tent gets any bigger Laura Doyle will be able to fit inside.

  • Jenny

    Yeah-the operative word here is “radical”. This survey only points out that radical feminism has fallen out of favor.

  • EvanMyers

    I reject the feminist theory of of “male privilege.” I reject the feminist theory of “the patriarchy.” I reject the “feminist theory of” the wage gap. I know that feminism is anti-male in many ways. But, I also believe that women and men should be paid equally for TRULY equal work productivity. So, apparently, I’m a feminist.

  • New World Order

    This is ridiculous. I believe men and women are equal but I’m not a damned feminist. That whole women make 70 cents to a mans dollar story is made up. Fortunately for you feminist who secretly think men conspire against you your right. They are going to elevate women’s potential and stab men in the back all the while leaveing women without men to torment thus a unstable civilization on great step in a giant plan