I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day when she asked me if I was a feminist. I responded that I believed in equal rights for women, but that I wouldn’t call myself a feminist in the current climate. She looked at me confusedly. “But feminism is about equal rights,” she told me. I told her I disagreed.
That’s when the conversation went off the rails. She began to discuss all of the other things that feminism has come to mean in the last fifty years, things I absolutely do not agree with. And it was in that moment I realized that feminists begin their argument in one place and end it in quite another.
Women Don’t Want To Call Themselves Feminist
In 2018, a YouGov poll found that only 38% of American women considered themselves feminist. That same poll found that of those women who responded by saying they weren’t feminist, 47% felt that “the current wave of feminism does not represent true feminism.” The question must be asked: why do so many women feel that feminism in 2020 doesn’t apply to them? Read the rest at Evie Magazine.
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