I Don’t Need Feminism!
Or anyone else to explain my experiences to me
There seems to be this notion in some circles that there is an abstract ideology called Feminism that has been infecting otherwise happy and reasonable women and in a cult-like manner, indoctrinating them to be angry, scared, and full of victimhood. This apparent cabal of sexually frustrated spinsters and angry lesbians routinely get together and cook up plans to divide society and foster hate for poor defenseless men.
At least that’s what you might believe if you listened to some of these people. The hate-crazed cultists must have some strong magic at their disposal because this country is rife with angry, trauma-filled women who have had just about enough! Read even one article about what the Kavanaugh hearing stirred up in the women of this country and there really isn’t any question about whether or not it was organic or due to some kind of indoctrination.
“At the street level, #metoo, woke, and feminism degrade into constant low level anxiety about being murdered.”
That’s a comment made recently by a Medium friend of mine; someone who I have had numerous detailed and, I thought, productive conversations with over the past couple of months. And yet, that’s what he actually still believes — that it is feminism that is causing fear and not fear that is creating the need for feminism!
Meanwhile, The World Health Organization has this to say about women and violence as a global issue of concern:
Violence against women is not a new phenomenon, nor are its consequences to women’s physical, mental and reproductive health. What is new is the growing recognition that acts of violence against women are not isolated events but rather form a pattern of behaviour that violates the rights of women and girls, limits their participation in society, and damages their health and well-being. When studied systematically, as was done with this report, it becomes clear that violence against women is a global public health problem that affects approximately one…