Why Don’t Some Women Like Feminists?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot on this International Women’s Day. Why do some women trash feminism? I want to write this quickly so I can share it today, so here are a few reasons that came to me. They’re just initial ideas, so don’t come down on me too harshly!

They Don’t Know What “Feminist” Really Means

They’ve been told that feminists think women are better than men. They’ve been told (sometimes by feminist women) that they shouldn’t wear high heels and makeup, when really feminism means they’re free to be any kind of woman they want, so long as they respect other women’s rights to do the same. I hate makeup, but I don’t think YOU have to hate makeup!

They Have Misplaced Self Esteem

They’ve been taught that they are the gender whose value lies in outer beauty. They’ve been taught that being a helpful wife is their highest goal. Being a helpful wife is a GREAT thing, but it’s not the only thing. They think it’s wrong to fight for equal rights, which is really sad.

They Are Actually Men

Some of the sexy profile pics of women on Twitter are actually men. Horrible, terrible men. To be clear, I don’t mean that all men are horrible and terrible.

Feminism is simply equality. Feminists come in all shapes and sizes and shoes and hairstyles and careers, and even genders. Feminists gave us the right to vote, and now they will get us equal pay and equal representation in upper government and movie directing and CEO’s. Happy International Women’s Day. We’ve got a little way to go, and feminists are the only ones who are going to get us there.

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