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Bad Feminism

A well written argument against “bad feminism.”

Claire Lehmann

“Pop-feminism,” as a movement, valorises feelings above reason, cynicism above hope. It has regressed to a point where anything at all, no matter how irrational or how narcissistic, can be celebrated as ‘feminist’.

Articles such as: I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorryor How Accepting Leggings as Pants Made Me a Better Feminist are shared wide and far on social media as feminist political statements.

Anyone can identify as a “feminist”. Even men who openly admit to domestic violence, such as Hugo Schwyzer. There are no boundaries, no benchmarks and no standards to which feminism will hold itself accountable.

It was not meant to be like this. In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft publishedThe Vindication of the Rights of Women. Her basic hypothesis was that women are capable of reason; just as men are. Yet because women are denied a…

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2 thoughts on “Bad Feminism

  1. Valid points. True journalism with facts and links seems to be a lost art, and that is so sad. It makes the populace ignorant and susceptible to those buzz words that politicians and pundits are so fond of throwing around when they don’t mean a thing. We need a thinking, intelligent, pool of voters or we will find ourselves back in the early 20th century, or even further back than that, when women had no voice. Women are still voting against their best interests because they are being brainwashed into thinking that being ‘protected’ is good for them. Sorry, I tend to get on my soapbox about things like this, so I’ll stop before I write a whole dissertation. 🙂

    • Oh, I completely agree. Stupid people make stupid voters which is what the Powers That Be want more than anything… so you manipulate the media, reduce education, and terrify people into thinking there are no jobs with terrorist around every corner and we get America today

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