June 17, 2013
Society encourages everybody to pidgeon-hole women as vulnerable and malleable in every visible way possible (while women are supposed to remain strong in all the most unrecognized, invisible ways). This is an injustice to women, especially women without a lot of class privilege, and it screws society up for everyone of any gender. Thus, I am a feminist. Feminism is not the solution to everything. But in every solution, there damn well better be some feminism, or the solution is bound to fall apart!
Lots of my friends are part of it...
Events that encourage us somehow to talk to people that find themselves OUTSIDE the feminist label. You know ... invitations for cordial discussion, perhaps, with other Meetup groups? The sex/romance ones, for example ... there's a lot of feminism that needs to happen there. There are a whole lot of feminists out there that don't even know it yet! It's like I say: do you want women to go back to being thought of as unfit / unable to work most jobs, unable to vote, to buy property, to freely choose sexual partners, to go outside of their home alone, to achieve pretty much any measure of independence for themselves from their family? If the answer to these questions is “no,” then you are not completely against feminism and you inherently recognize feminism’s progressive qualities at least to some extent. Because without feminism, we are still in the dark ages as far as women are concerned. Now let's talk. :-)
I'm a thinker, singer, writer, sensualist, and lover of language and languages. And that's only the beginning :-)
Awesome. Feels like home :-)