Why I'm Not A Feminist
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Why I'm Not A Feminist

Even though I don't know the definition of feminism, I already know that's not who I am!

Why I'm Not A Feminist

The feminism movement has become very prominent lately. I’m going to be honest here, I never even heard of feminism until the words were illuminated behind the stage at Beyoncé’s famous 2104 Video Music Awards performance. After looking at what feminism is through the very reliable source of Twitter, I immediately knew that’s not the kind of people I want to identify with. There were so many angry women talking about their irrelevant opinions. After looking at what they had to say about the movement, I came up with some conclusions to their ridiculous claims and why I would never associate myself with such a title.

1. Feminism only benefits women.

If women want equality, then why are they only concerned with themselves? Maybe they should like, consider the fact men should be involved with this movement, too. I know men who are super concerned with feminist issues and deem themselves “feninists,” but why don’t they just create a term that is for both men and women?

2. 100 percent equality is not possible.

The goal of feminism is to attain a 50/50 equality between the sexes. Sorry, but I can’t mow the lawn and I won’t make my boyfriend cook, so we can never be equal.

3. I have never felt oppressed.

Yes, me, a white, middle-class, female, because I have never been oppressed that means no other woman ever has!

4. Rape culture doesn’t exist.

If women would just lock away their confidence and wear a higher cut T-shirt, any kind of rape culture would be eliminated! (Wait, rape culture is only about clothing choices, right?)

5. I don’t free-bleed.

Free-bleeding is strictly gross and unhygienic. Do feminists even use Band-Aids?

6. Men would think I’m crazy.

Men can’t even be feminists in the first place because the movement only has to females, so I wouldn’t want them to feel left out of the club. I know what it feels like to be left out of the “Extra Twenty-Three Cents for Every Dollar” Club, so I wouldn’t want a man to feel that way either!

If would like to fuel your hate fire for feminism even more, check out the Twitter account @NoToFeminism. Not only is the content outrageously hilarious, but the composer also managers to spell “feminism” differently in every tweet.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments