I was looking at stuff that was labelled “feminist” on Etsy, wanting to find some cool patches or buttons for a jacket I have, and I saw this. I hate seeing feminism constantly acossciated with senseless hostility and violence towards men. I don’t support senseless hostility and violence towards anyone and I think the majority of feminists don’t either. When this is what people’s idea of what feminism is, they aren’t open to all the positive ways feminism can shape their lives and the society they live in and that really sucks.
My mom often makes anti-male statements around me and she thinks I’ll be cool with it because I’m a feminist. I’ve tried to explain to her that I don’t believe that sex determines behavior or that most guys act one way and I have those beliefs because I’m a feminist. I’ve tried to explain that I see guys as people I have to work with, people I could get to know and be friends with, not some distant alien group. It can be exhausting because she refuses to listen and says I’ll understand when I get older and guys are all assholes to me. I think my mom’s attitude is a case of misdirected anger. Instead of attacking the society that says it’s okay to treat women like shit, it’s so much either to just claim that all men are inherently assholes and bitterly do nothing for the rest of your life.
I’m really interested to know what other people think about this so if you have any opinions please message me.
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