Anonymous said: I was curious about your take on feminism. I get the general concept, but what I don't understand is that the prefix "femin" refers to the female sex. And if the idea is to be equal, then why does it have to have a gender specific prefix in the word? Why can't feminists just refer to themselves as equal rights activists? It is hard for me to grasp the concept of being equal, yet divided. Plus, why do all men have to be portrayed as bad people, when we aren't. Sure some, but not all.
I am a feminist. Unapologetically and irrevocably a feminist. To my understanding, the term ‘feminism’ uses the feminine prefix because the focus is on women’s rights, and as they are the oppressed group, using the feminine prefix puts focus on whose rights they are fighting for. It’s not meant to create a divide, rather focus on who the oppression is being directed towards.
And about your second question…it kind of bothers me tbh. It may come as a surprise, but not everything has to be about men!! Or how they are perceived!! Feminism is not about men and we are not all man-haters! Female empowerment through feminism seems to threaten men. They get so scared of women being equal to them, they write it off as misandry. Here’s the thing: feminism is the radical idea that women are people too and deserve the same basic human rights as those (men) who already have it. It’s not about putting down men, hating men, or whatever. It’s simply about being equal but the male ego is a very fragile thing that gets hurt and threatened very easily.
I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power
bees make an important contribution to the survival of the human race which makes them the exact opposite of white men in positions of power