7 Of The Biggest Misconceptions About Being A Feminist In 2018

7 Of The Biggest Misconceptions About Being A Feminist In 2018

It's not just about bra burning anymore!

It’s 2018, and it’s time to talk about the F Word. That’s right, FEMINISM! I’m not sure why people are still so scared to talk about it and identify with it.

Feminism is the advocacy for women’s rights and equality amongst the sexes. It sounds pretty black and white, but there is still a discrepancy with what exactly that means. Here are the top seven misconceptions of feminism.

1. They hate men

This seems to be the most common misconception about feminism, but truthfully, you can be pro-women, without being anti-men. It’s about understanding that women are not always treated equal to men and moving to advocate for that.

2. They’re very masculine

This one always makes me laugh. The point of feminism is that you can be WHATEVER you want to be. Masculine. Feminine. Both. Neither. It’s about having the right to be who you are and dress how you want.

3. They don’t shave

For some, this might be true. For others, it might not. I shave because I enjoy feeling smooth and feminine, but it is my choice, and I have a right to make it. Just like other women have a right to choose NOT to shave. It’s the same for men. Maybe they want a beard, maybe they don’t. Feminism is about having the right to make decisions about your own appearance and your body.

4. They’re all Pro-Abortion

I think something to make clear here is not that feminists hate babies or wish for them to be killed in utero, rather it is the recognition that we don’t have all the information to make a decision for someone else on their body. It’s about recognizing that while it may not be your own personal choice, it is someone else’s body, not yours.

It is someone else’s finances and mental and physical health. The medical bills, the doctor’s appointments, the impact it has on being able to work or go to school. You can't possibly know someone's mental health needs, medical history or the circumstances surrounding each pregnancy.

Feminism is most certainly not about killing kids for an easy way out. It’s about recognizing that sometimes hard choices should be left up to the person it affects the most and giving them the space to do that.

5. They hate housewives and stay-at-home-moms

The idea of feminism was to fight for equality. Initially, it was about fighting to be allowed to join the workforce and have a career. However, as we have all evolved, the idea of feminism has also evolved.

Feminism is about having the right to go to work OR to stay at home, whatever makes the woman happiest. The point is, it’s HER decision. Feminism is about making sure the woman has a choice and that she gets to do whatever makes her happiest. This is the same for men. Some men really do enjoy staying home with their kids, and that is absolutely their right to do so!

6. They hate chivalry

Does dating a feminist mean you can’t hold open a door or pay for things for them? No. It absolutely does not. If you’re holding a door open because you think the woman is incapable of opening the door, then that would be an issue. But if you’re holding it open to be kind, that is perfect!

Nice gestures are nice gestures. It’s OK to treat a woman to dinner, just as it’s OK for her to treat her man! And there’s definitely nothing wrong with splitting a bill or taking turns. Everyone loves chivalry, let’s not mistake that. Kindness is kindness, no matter their gender.

7. They’re mean

Sometimes when people are passionate about something, they get louder. And if they’re being wronged, they get upset. That’s true for anyone. Have you ever been to a football game where people started yelling at the players or referees? Passion and a desire for change can sometimes look less kind than what the goal actually is, but that does not mean those people are hateful people.

Feminists are all different. All different sizes, shapes, genders and identities, but they all have a common goal: For EVERYONE to be treated equally. Especially WOMEN. They’re not mean. They’re just tired of things not changing. And that’s fair.

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18 Bible Verses That Prove God Would NOT Be 'Pro-Life'

Stop using the Bible as an excuse to take away women's rights.


"Abortion is WRONG because God (the highest authority) says so! Not because I say so, or "religious" people say so or the government says so...because the CREATOR OF ALL HUMAN LIFE SAYS SO."

This argument is bullshit and I'm sick of hearing it, because it just isn't true. All these Christians claim that the Bible and God says that abortion is wrong, and it's clear they've never read the Bible. Have you ever seen them use a biblical verse to validate their claims? Yeah, me neither. And you know why? BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT PRO-LIFE. They pick and choose vague verses to attempt to back up these ridiculous claims, completely ignoring the damning evidence that the Bible, and therefore God, actually supports child murder, infanticide, and abortion.

Unlike pro-lifers, I'll actually provide some evidence:

1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"

Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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