(Closed) Kaley Cuoco not a feminist- FACE PALM

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 76
Member
9039 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

The sad thing is that women like her don’t recognise that she has the choice to speak publically about her opinions  because of the feminist movement. Maybe she should go live like a local in Afghanistan or Pakistan for a while and come back and tell us that feminism isn’t warranted.

Also the man-hating feminist is propaganda that was spread by….wait for it……men (and some women) who didn’t want change and wanted women to remain under the control of men.

 

Post # 77
Member
192 posts
Blushing bee

Dear me oh my, I would never label myself as a feminist. If men ever found out I was a feminist they would probably think I didn’t shave my underarms! If you’re a forward thinking woman who believes in that kind of thing do not rope all of us into it, some of us are trying to be good, husband serving women. Don’t judge me for not caring about equality for all females beyond me narrow, sheltered existence! I have a roast to get on the table tommorow and I simply don’t have time for this liberal agenda!

Post # 78
Member
4237 posts
Honey bee

ilikeballet:  of course! Although I wish the bra burning, Man hating stereotype was gone and feminism wasn’t seen as a dirty word, I respect the choice to not label oneself unless you’re comfortable. 

Post # 79
Member
4237 posts
Honey bee

amiona:  you raise an excellent point, and exemplify why womem may be reluctant to embrace to feminist identify- it’s primarily a movement for white women. As a white woman myself I obviously can’t speak too much to the issuea but I think it’s important to recognize that the feminist movement tends to concern itself with issues that primarily target white women. This is why I think it’s ignorant to push and shame women to take the label of feminist, especially online- you never know someone’s life story or experience and unfortunately, feminism has an agenda like any other movement. 

Post # 80
Member
9039 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

amiona:   I strongly disagree. The women in my ethnic community have so much to thank feminism for. 

I also think it is wrong to assume that feminism is only useful for affluent white women. The fact that violence against women is now recognised as a bad thing for society affects all women but especially low-socioenomic class women who come in all colours across the globe.

The fact that raising a child is classed as a job now and not women’s work benefits all women and men who choose to do it.

Feminism has opened doors for men to. Male teachers and nurses are better respected today because of it and no longer have to put up with people questioning their sexuality and equating them to being woman like because of their career choice. Stay at home dads are growing in acceptance. 

I don’t care if someone doesn’t want to label themselves a feminist (why I don’t understand because being a feminist is not something dirty or shameful) but the dismissive attitude that so many who don’t want to call themselves feminist is the problem. The fact that you get a voice to say the things you do is due to feminism and anyone who doesn’t understand that is part of the problem of the stereotyping.

Post # 81
Member
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

j_jaye:  Agreed. As a woman of color, I would be a fool to deny that racism exists within the modern feminist movement, but I would also be a fool to deny that feminism has proven beneficial to me as a woman. Intersectionality is complicated, but at the end of the day, feminism is still needed.

Post # 82
Member
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

The way I see it the western feminist mainstream reflects western society. Racism is everywhere, so it also exists in feminism. Superficiality is a disappointing and common feature of online activism but probably the tradeoff to dialogue being more easily accessed and these conversations taking place online. However, the “I don’t need feminism because I’ve got mine” is not a satisfactory response to this issue. If you accept that oppressions are not competing but rather additive or even multiplicative then to have any credibility at a global level and in diverse societies feminism needs to be intersectional. Gender pay gaps piss me off, race/ethnicity pay gaps piss me off. I find it in no way surprising that women of certain ethnic backgrounds get paid the least, that’s sexism x racism and neither is okay. White feminists (I am one) need to appreciate what has been achieved but stop congratulating ourselves on a job well and mostly done, because this war is nowhere near won. The decision to make Emma Watson the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, facepalm doesn’t even cut it *headdesk*.

Post # 83
Member
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

j_jaye:  

The point is that I received my voice much later than white women because of my race. 

Post # 84
Member
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bbbria:  

Feminism is certainly needed but it needs to be inclusive of the rights of EVERY woman and not just the majority. 

Any black woman who embraces feminism without realizing that the ideology does not include us is choosing to stick her head in the sand. 

Post # 85
Member
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

amiona:  I don’t disagree with you.

Post # 86
Member
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ClaudiaKishi:  

+1000 I love the way some women like to pretend that feminism is equally beneficial for all women. Since black women have had to wait longer than white women to have a voice, race is clearly a divisive factor and that is why I refuse to embrace the ideology. 

I also hate the way feminism only embraces some choices as acceptable. It is so strange how we are supposed to be “sisters”, yet women who choose more traditional roles are shamed for doing so. I see it all the time in society as well as on WeddingBee. If a Bee dares to say that she wants her boyfriend to propose to her, she will receive “Why can’t you propose to him?! Stop with the sexism!” SAHMs are sneered at as if they are stupid for making the choice to put family first. 

My husband and I have some traditional ideals in our marriage. You wouldn’t believe the flack I get for taking my husband’s name as well as nurturing him. We practice so much give and take in our marriage, but the minute I say that I am going home to cook dinner, the snide remarks start. 

Post # 87
Member
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bbbria:  

Even if you did disagree, you are well within your rights to.  Different strokes right? 

Unlike the OP of this thread, I am not about to tell other women what beliefs they should embrace. 

The topic ‘Kaley Cuoco not a feminist- FACE PALM’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors