I recently received a rather long comment on a piece....a woman was agreeing with a man who disagreed with me (follow that?) Her comment ended in: "Good feminism is striving for equality while bad feminism is striving for a matriarchy."
After I rested my eyes from pulling a muscle with an epic roll, I couldn't help but think how unnecessary these types of statements are. Like seriously...what's the point? Who are these mythical straw feminists? What's your end game in making these comments? Why are we perpetuating a lie that some feminists strive toward a male oppressing society? How does saying something like this help feminism?
When we talk about these things and tout ourselves as "good feminists" distinct from the "bad" ones, we give credibility to the absurd claims of anti-feminists and MRAs. Is that what we really want to do?
Don't give this crap the time of day. Don't legitimize it with a reaction or a response. If you want to talk about "bad" feminists, how about you talk about the racist or transphobic ones?
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