[link] Man haters?
The last week has seen a lot of posts on the feminist blogosphere and in mainstream media about what is meant by feminism, the role of feminism in modernity, and the age old tug-of-war between “good” and “bad” feminists (see Calitin “I don’t give a shit” Moran, for example). All of this detracts, of course, from the Good Fight ™ and gives far too much fodder to MRAs for my liking but it’s a dialogue that comes around, almost inevitably, every so often. All of the f-word post, linked below, is worth reading. I have quoted the end of it.
Feminism is not, as Alice states, in crisis. In the last decade, a wealth of new feminist groups and organisations have sprung up all over the country as a mass of new activists have discovered feminism, very often online. It’s true that we still have a lot of work to do – so let’s focus on that work, and let’s not allow our debates and our activism to be moulded by patriarchal propaganda.
Feminism doesn’t have an image problem; society has a misogyny problem. The idea that we feminists hate all men is just a distraction.
- [image] Who needs feminism (another take) (afeimineach.wordpress.com)
- I’m a Feminist, NOT a Man-Hater (sophieannewestrope.co.uk)
- [link] Five Myths about Feminists (afeimineach.wordpress.com)
- [link] Feminism Friday: Reinforcing stereotypes (afeimineach.wordpress.com)
- Can feminism survive the next generation? (blogs.independent.co.uk)
- [link] The death of feminism? Women say they do not need it any more (warning: more #DailyFail) (afeimineach.wordpress.com)