06 Sep 4 Myths Debunked: “Women Against Feminism.”
I recently became aware of a #WomenAgainstFeminism movement that apparently started earlier this year.
I started researching this further, thinking, “Are these women serious?! Do they know what feminism is?”
As I read through their posts, I realized they must have no idea…and as I researched further, I learned about third wave feminism and the new “feminist”—the non-feminist, if you will—called an egalitarian.
I read that they are for equality for men and women.
And then I became confused.
Feminism was supposed to be about giving women rights that are equal to the rights men had. Women have fought hard throughout history for equality.
That is what feminism about.
I started reading the various signs that have been posted and there were a few that struck a hot button for me. I had to take a step back to evaluate the confusion as there seems to be a split even within the #WomenAgainstFeminism movement.
I feel it is important for others to understand what feminism is and the history of the movement. Otherwise, it is disrespectful to the women that went before us to pave the way for equality—the women who were imprisoned, the women who had suffered for us to be able to vote, to have birth control options, that allowed us to work (if we chose to do so) and make the same amount of pay as our male counterparts.
I would like to debunk a few myths about feminists:
Author: Mary Rogers
Editor: Renée Picard
Images: via the author, from Women Against Feminism on Tumblr