A Response to ‘Women Against Feminism.’
July 27, 2014 § 4 Comments
Wow – waking up this morning and seeing all the tweets and posts on social media in response to the group Women Against Feminism – which is too disturbing to me on so many levels to go into, I’m reblogging this response from iwantedwings – A Geeky Feminist’s Musings on Visual & POP Culture. I wonder who is behind the anti feminist campaign and the motive? What do you think?
The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or mortgage. You have been to school and maybe even college or university as well. You can read and write and count. You own a car or have a driver’s licence. You have enough money in your own bank account to feed and clothe yourself. You have access to the Internet. You can vote. You have a boyfriend or girlfriend of your choosing, who you can also marry if you want to, and raise a family with. You walk down the street wearing whatever you feel like wearing. You can go to bars and clubs and sleep with whomever you want.
Your world is full of freedom and possibility.
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I haven’t read the comments from the anti feminist campaign but did read the iwantedwings response. Thanks for sharing Julia – and reminding us how terribly women and girls in some parts of the world (and I’m sure in pockets of the western world too) are still being treated. We should not turn a blind eye…
Thanks for reading. From my perspective I don’t want to give these women the attention they’re seeking. The more I read the more I’m outraged. Are they really passionate about their misguided campaign? Is it just a way to get media attention or are they just too young to understand what Feminism is?
I haven’t read the comments from the anti-feminist campaign either but can well imagine. The feminist movement has always been targeted likewise. Thank you for sharing the article by iwantedwings – I share the arguments totally.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m outraged by the ignorance and maliciousness here. The same my mother tells me she faced in the beginning of the movement in the 1970’s.