To all the people who…
This blog is dedicated to all the people who are sick of the word ‘feminist’. Well… what can I say? I totally agree with you. Sometimes, I even catch myself trying to avoid the ‘F word’ in every possible way. It’s like ‘Feminist’ lost it’s meaning and is now a filthy word that scares people away.
“Feminism IS all about equal rights! Or is it?”
“We don’t want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us”
The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality.
The focus is on the feminine because that’s what’s being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we’re focussing only women. Men are belittled and called ‘less of a man’ anytime they portray a trait that is associated with femininity.
If women and the feminine were equal to men and masculinity then that wouldn’t happen. Feminism is about raising up things associated with females to have an equal place in society as the things associated with males.
It’s called feminism, not ‘equalism’, because the focus is on raising up not tearing down. Equalism would suggest that male things need to come down to a lower level so that female things can meet it in the middle. That’s not the point.
The point is to raise up the feminine so that it’s on the same playing field that the masculine is already on. We don’t want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us.
Castiel Knight of Hell. Tumblr, “The point of the word feminist…” Year Unknown. https://nl.pinterest.com/pin/292030357083922425/ (Since I could not find the original post, I’ve used the link of the website I found this text on)
“I don’t want a world dominated by men only, but I also don’t want a world dominated by women only”