In every crack of the internet and in any vaguely political conversation, there seems to be a certain type of person lurking, waiting to find the right moment to interrupt growing social awareness with all-inclusive, but essentially undermining, comments.
Why is it that every time a woman looks at herself or just takes a picture or dresses in a feminine way does that have to be a response to men or the male gaze?…It almost seems like our interest with the male gaze is giving it more power than it actually has or needs to have.
“Feminist” is less an adjective and more an identity, and the people who self-identify as feminists are diverse, and all have different interpretations of a common idea: gender equality.
The recent court ruling that Kesha may not be let out of a six album contract with her producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke under Sony Records is a chilling reminder, not only of the coldness and misogyny of the music industry, but of the enduring reign of rape culture.
How do we know what emotional abuse is? Where do we draw the line between abuse and a partner just being mistreated? Is emotional abuse even real? Isn’t physical abuse worse than emotional abuse? All of these questions, among more, rattled my brain when thinking about the issue of emotional abuse in romantic relationships. It is an issue rarely discussed, and when thinking of abuse it is almost always overlooked in comparison to physical abuse.
It does not make you a bad feminist to be unsupportive of another woman’s ignorance. It does not make you a bad feminist to decide that the woman limiting you and your identity is not welcome in your life.
There is a major problem in denying the overall legitimacy of conservative feminism as a movement. In doing so we unintentionally limit the already increasingly narrow definition of what it means to be a “true feminist.”
As the majority of the crowd rioting was white, the reactions of the police and media were saddening, but not shocking. That is, they were all too casual and light-hearted. Instead of being painted as dangerous thugs, as an African American crowd undoubtedly would have been, the rioters were simply deemed “excited.”
If there was one thing on everyone’s mind this weekend, it was the Super Bowl. But there’s one part of this weekend’s game that few are talking about: the displacement of San Francisco’s homeless.
In the 1960’s, women had no legal identity of their own, or no legal rights to their husband’s earnings. Modern feminism, in contrast, tries to encourage men to embrace the movement instead of existing on the fringes of it.