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"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via jessiccachastain)

I don’t particularly consider myself to be a “feminist” because the word nowadays is associated with a LOT of ignorant women who think they deserve the fucking world when they themselves don’t deserve what they’re asking for. I believe in original feminism. Actually fucking working hard for what you want/think you deserve. Many women today take feminism to a shitty ass place, which is why I personally choose to not consider myself a feminist. I believe in equal rights. What I don’t believe in is the ignorant, asshole “feminists” today. I don’t want to be grouped with them. I want to appreciate what feminism used to and consider myself to be someone who believes that women should be treated equal. But I will not say that I am a complete feminist because I don’t believe in a lot of what feminism is TODAY. I value what our predecessors did and how they actively fought for their rights. I believe that is the true form of feminism. Feminism is nowhere near the same today. Call me ignorant, call me ungrateful. But I AM grateful to what feminism has brought us today, but I am NOT grateful for what is has become.

(via cosme-beauty)

HERP-A-FUCKIN DERP, if you believe women should have equal rights, you’re already a feminist by definition if not by self identification.

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)

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