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  1. Snoof says

    That penultimate line isn’t an argument against feminism any more than “my appendix is perfectly healthy” is an argument against appendectomies.

    I wonder if it’s intended as such.

  2. screechymonkey says

    What? Not all men rape? Well, this is shocking news; I’m glad someone was able to spread the word with a handwritten sign.

  3. MyaR says

    Well, the foundation is women = men, not ladies = men — keep your parallel constructions actually parallel! (“ladies” are only certain, nice women.)

    I suspect she thinks being “kind” is not criticizing her. Telling someone they’re wrong, ignorant and need to educate themselves is mean, no matter how kindly it’s said. And if the delivery of criticism is the tiniest bit rude, well then, that just means you’re right by default!

  4. lakitha tolbert says

    Yeah!They don’t need feminism bc they aren’t personally being oppressed. To Hell with the other 6.9 billion women in the rest of the developing world.

    I guess the irony of them not needing the very thing that allows them to have their cushy, westernized lives and a platform with which to disparage it, totally escapes them.

  5. Onamission5 says

    The woman in the picture and I agree on something, at least: I don’t need straw feminism, either.

  6. says

    Well, the foundation is women = men, not ladies = men — keep your parallel constructions actually parallel! (“ladies” are only certain, nice women.)

    I was using her wording because she obviously does not believe that women are to be inferior to men, but rather are to be equal. And this is the basic feminist statement, which she obviously believes yet doesn’t know is feminist.

    Objecting to her wording, while legit, I thought would defect from the bigger point. She’s a feminist but “doesn’t need feminism”.

  7. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    Reminds me of the bumper sticker I used to want to make: “I OWN A LAWNMOWER AND I VOTE!”

    Only in this case it’s “I DON’T NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE I HAVE A BAG OF CHIPS!”

  8. screechymonkey says

    You can pretty much sum up all of those “I Don’t Need Feminism” sign-holding photos with “….I Got Mine!”

  9. Stacy says

    Sili your comment wins an internet. Also, I’m quoting you, with attribution, on the book of faces.

  10. Tessa says

    Well, she was nice to color quote her objections.
    Red= Personal thoughts projected to all women.
    Blue= Straw Feminist talking points.

  11. says

    That penultimate line isn’t an argument against feminism any more than “my appendix is perfectly healthy” is an argument against appendectomies.

    … yeah…

    … come to think of it, I don't need the whole of the medical system. I'm not sick right now.

    Don't need the sanitation workers or the sewage system, either. It's clean here at present.

    Universal suffrage? What for? There's no election on right now.

    Habeas corpus? Why? I'm not currently in jail.

    Roads? Huh? I'm not driving at this particular instant.

    Phew. We really could simplify quite a few things here, seems to me.

  12. Pierce R. Butler says

    Aww, idn’t she cute?

    I like my sandwiches on rye bread, honey.

    And smile like you mean it, willya?

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