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There are two things wrong with the phrase, “I’m not a feminist, but…”
First, it’s wrong for me to couch my opinions with a disclaimer. Saying something like, “I’m not a feminist, but I feel like women deserve the same rights as men,” belittles not just the idea of feminism, but also the idea that what I’m saying matters. I’m dismissing my own words before I even speak them. I’m giving an excuse for why I should be allowed to say the words following the phrase, as if the only reason I would say those words is if I had such an excuse.
The second thing wrong about that phrase is the fact that it exists.
Our society has turned “feminist” into a bad thing to be. A screaming harpie seeking attention and trouble. A thing that we should distance ourself from. [read more]
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