No ApologyCan I say something to the ladies who are reluctant to proclaim they are a feminist and put a period at the end of that statement? Stop apologizing for being a feminist.
And I mean, stop joining the "I'm a feminist but I don't hate men" group. Because that sends all sorts of red flags, bad vibe, horrible juju and blaring sirens. I mean, come on, since when did wanting to become an advocate for your gender mean you hated men? Why is claiming to be a "feminist" even ABOUT men? Why are you even indicating that being proud, supportive, and interested in your rights as a woman meant that you had disrespect for men? Please, please stop.
I would like know why some women say, "I am not a feminist". Okay. Well why not? As a female it just seems natural to me that you would relate to a feminist who considers the blessings and issues of being female talk/blog/conversation-worthy. We have people who enjoy sharing their culture, their art, their personal experiences, hell even other people's experiences-- but when it comes to being female, you have nothing to say? No opinion?
Don't think I'm naive. I understand there are implied negative connotations to being a "feminist". There are certain groups of people that consider "feminist" an insult- but that person shouldn't be you. You shouldn't be the one apologizing for proclaiming your interest in being a mouth-piece for women's rights/issues/opinions.