(Closed) Do You Consider Yourself A Feminist?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do You Consider Yourself A Feminist?
    Yep, I'm a Feminist : (228 votes)
    51 %
    I believe in equal rights and all, but I don't like the label. : (136 votes)
    30 %
    Not really. : (41 votes)
    9 %
    Not at all : (44 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t call myself a feminist. I want to get paid fairly of course, but I don’t believe that men and women are equal. We are very different and have different strengths and skills so I think it’s quite foolish to say we are equal. Equal treatment, yes. But equal in all ways, no. 

    Post # 18
    Member
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Heck no i’m like the polar opposite of a feminist!

    Post # 19
    Member
    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @peachacid: Hahah fair enough! I actually went on wikipedia to figure out if masculinist is a thing, and is it, but not what I was using it for. So I just stick with feminist, or that I am interested in gender in general.

    Post # 20
    Member
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MrsRevolutionize:  All things shift.  One word can have many different conotations.  The trick is leading by example and not disowning a word.  

    Post # 22
    Member
    4510 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsRevolutionize:  +1 I also think that many people that consider gender issues are also starting to see more than just two genders (male/female), which broadens the issue as well.

     

    As I said, I consider myself a feminist, but that just really describes one element of my beliefs – I believe that gender should not have any impact on people’s rights.

    ETA – I was responding to Post 13… quite a bit happened while I was typing my response!

     

     

    Post # 23
    Member
    12246 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I believe in equal rights for everyone! No human is better than any other by virtue of having one physical characteristic.

    I don’t refer to myself as a feminist because of the scary Femi-Nazi conotations, though!

    Post # 24
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    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @SoobySays:  100% yes. And I think women need to stop being afraid of the label.

     

    Post # 25
    Member
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @SoobySays:  Fires are very easy to start on this site.  For things like this I usually enjoy conversations with people one on one and face to face if possible.  That way, if I say something that requires more discussion, they can see my body language when we talk.  We forget when dealing with these things on the interenet that we are partly mute while dealing with words only.

    Post # 27
    Member
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Pinkmoon:  There’s different sects of feminism.  While some believe men and women are capable of the same things, others approach it the same as you.  We deserve to be treated equal, but we do have differences.  It’s when those differences impact equal treatment that an issues occurs, I believe it’s called benevolent sexism.

     

    @Kate0558:  Not just to you, but others who feel the same or have said something similar, why would you say you are the polar opposite?  What are your beliefs that you feel that way?

    Post # 28
    Member
    633 posts
    Busy bee

    @Kate0558:  Heck no i’m like the polar opposite of a feminist!

     
    In what way? To me, the polar opposite of a feminist would be someone who believed that women should never have equal rights as men.

    Post # 29
    Member
    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @jilleeann: Totally agree!

    @SoobySays: Hahah even if things do get out of hand, it’s not your fault. Some people have very strong beliefs that clash with others’. To be honest, I was one of the people that didn’t take the backlash against feminism in the old thread well, but I’m not planning on starting any internet fights now. I’m interested to see how the thread plays out and if anything’s changed!

    Post # 30
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    2571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @peachacid:  I have read that book and remember full-on SOBBING at the end. Yes, exactly. Internalized misogyny really grinds my gears. I really don’t understand why women are against equal rights for themselves… I just don’t. :/

    Post # 31
    Member
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Absolutely! My feminism colors how I see the world. I don’t even remember how I used to see things before I starting thinking about feminist issues… 

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