Brains are delicate things…
Well, there’s no use pretending; there are some women who do hate all men and call that feminism . And I am sure that nothing that has happened in these women’s lives could possibly explain (or justify) that, oh no, not at all.
That said, other people- men and women- would define feminism more broadly. bell hooks writes that “feminism is a movement to end sexism.”
Rebecca West said “I have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”
How many women have you heard say “I’m not a feminist, but…” Who benefits when feminism is something women have to be ashamed of, apologetic for?Secondarily, it would help men if they helped in the process of getting rid of their privilege- they’d gain greater freedom to express emotion and much richer relationships with women. We could stop playing the stupid fucking games.