Here we go again!
Recently a Tumbler photo collection of women holding signs explaining why they don`t need feminism, flooded the internet and we got pretty annoyed and a bit scared at the same time. The reality is that we all got bigger issues to deal with, like ensuring equal pay and making sure women can attend schools without being kidnapped or assaulted.
Actually, this thing started four years ago, but now it has gotten to a point where it can do some serious damage by undermining years of progress and struggle.
This whole anti-feminism campaign is easy to criticize because the reasons these women claim they don`t need feminism is… well, embarrassing. Here is one post that made the rounds: “I don’t need feminism because I love masculine men like Christian Grey :-P.” Oy.
The real problem is that many women who have who support this nonsense accuse feminism of being something that is clearly not. Here is what another woman posted: “I don’t need ‘feminism’ because I believe that men and women are EQUAL, not that women should belittle men.” It hurts just reading it, because it’s a clear sign of how deeply misinterpreted feminism is.
Continues on page 2 below…