Speaking unabashedly about feminism has made me personally increasingly alert to a major problem the way вЂњfeminismвЂќ is generally regarded as вЂњman-hating.вЂќ
ThereвЂ™s no shame in being vocal about our feminismвЂ”in reality, itвЂ™s sort of essential. In the end, the only path to confront problems like rape culture, the objectification of females, and outdated gender roles is when we actually speak about them.
I heard women make comments like, вЂњIвЂ™m not a feminist because I donвЂ™t hate men,вЂќ so I knew about the association going in when I first started talking about feminism. In addition, I figured that not many individuals would associate me personally being a man-hater, just because we knew that I would personally be cautious concerning the method in which I talked. I would personally be sure that absolutely nothing We said sounded hateful, for two reasons
One that I will be taken seriously if I do sound hateful because I donвЂ™t believe in fighting hate with hate, or think.
Two Because I donвЂ™t hate guys. I hate toxic masculinity, yes (more on that later), but guys being a combined group are excellent. (more…)