An Open Letter to the Woman Who Rejects Feminism

I’d like to preface this piece with the Webster definition of the word feminism:

feminism (n.)

  1. 1:  the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes

  2. 2:  organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests

So now that we’ve got that established, I’m going to take a moment to address all my sisters out there who, for some unfathomable reason, reject feminism:

What the fuck is wrong with you?

I mean really, girl to girl, I’d like to understand what’s going on in your brain when you post inflammatory anti-feminist rhetoric on social media and slam feminist movements at family gatherings.

Do you really not care about your future? Your daughter’s future?

Do you want to live in a world where 1 in 6 American women will become a victim of rape?

Do you want to raise your daughter in a world where she will make 78 cents to the man’s dollar?

Are you really okay with having an admitted sexual assailant as our President?

The problem here is that your world is also my world.  Your daughter will know my daughter.  I’m not okay with normalizing sexual assault.

So, since we share this world– and our daughters and granddaughters and great-granddaughters will also share this world– I’m going to have to kindly ask you to pull your head out of your ass.

For you to be against feminism tells me that you don’t know what feminism means.

Feminism doesn’t mean hating men, refusing to shave, and burning our bras.

Feminism does mean a drive for equal rights for men and women of all races, socioeconomic statuses, political preference, and religion.  Feminism means promoting equality for all people.  Feminism means building a world that you and I and everyone else are proud to be in.

So take a break from shitting on the “feminazis” and maybe try to see where we are coming from. We aren’t trying to hurt you or anyone you know.  We make a valid point, and even if you don’t come around, we aren’t going to stop.

Sincerely,

A Little Pissed Off

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