Rae’s Rules to Remember #43: Yes, I am a feminist. No, I don’t hate men

So this is gonna be a quick post.

Considering the fact that the entire purpose of feminism is gender equality, people really need to let go of the notion that feminists are man-haters and want them all dead.

Are there women out there who claim to be feminists even though they hate men? Yes. Does that mean that all feminists are like that? No. Does that mean that the entire feminist movement is about “getting rid of” men? No.

The movement is still about gender equality. So how exactly does hating men accomplish that? Trick question because obviously it doesn’t. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.

Here’s why I am a feminist: I believe in the social, political, and economic equally of all genders regardless of their identities.

Here’s why I don’t hate men: Aside from the fact that men are included in the above, I have four little brothers. How can I possibly hate men when that’s what some of the people that I care about most will grow up to be? Also, I know that all men aren’t  bad. Having a bad experience with one person doesn’t mean that every other person that shares an identity with them will be just like them. I think we can all agree on that.

So, remember that the next time you want to assume that all feminists hate men. We don’t, and the women who hate men aren’t real feminists.

 

 

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9 Responses to Rae’s Rules to Remember #43: Yes, I am a feminist. No, I don’t hate men

  1. Idontwearahat. says:

    Makes me laugh at how sensitive men are to think that feminism is entirely for the benefit of hating them. Lol, no. It is about calling you out on behaviours that you have been allowed, tthroughout history, to treat us with just because we are the minority.

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  2. Ariel Lynn says:

    This myth was created by men, clearly, who didn’t want women to gain equal footing. The best way to alienate women who might want to fight for the cause, & potential male allies, is to claim that feminism has all these absurd goals that make it sound terrifying to men & too extreme for women who just want to be treated the same as men. What blows my mind is that this b.s. that started back w/women’s suffrage is still around & still so popular!

    There’s a quote going around (& I don’t know who said it, unfortunately; I’d love to give the author credit) that says, essentially: why is it that men can say outlandish & awful things about women w/out their love of women being questioned, but a woman can’t ask for equality w/out having to reassure that she loves men, constantly?

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  4. astala says:

    this is so true, and radical feminism is heading to whole new levels now. I also wrote a little thing on this, check it out and follow back maybe? thanks x

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