I Am A Strong, Independent Woman, But I Will Never Be A Feminist
Start writing a post

I Am A Strong, Independent Woman, But I Will Never Be A Feminist

Get over it.

I Am A Strong, Independent Woman, But I Will Never Be A Feminist

Feminism has become a major topic all around us.

You can't watch TV, get on Facebook, or even read a magazine without seeing some kind of discussion about feminism. Look, I get it.

Women want to feel strong, empowered, and like they have the same rights as men. But the way I see it, we have all that already.

Here is why you won't see me jumping on the feminist bandwagon...

While the beginnings of feminism had good intentions, it has turned into a man-hating competition. Women put down men for so many things. It seems as though modern day feminists are just trying to compile a list of all the reasons we should hate men. It doesn't make sense.

First of all, the wage gap is not real.

Women do not generally make less than men for putting in the same hours at the same job. I know and have spoken with several women who make more than men in the same male-dominated industry.

Women have the same basic rights as men.

Anything a man can legally do, a woman can do it too. Nobody is stopping you from signing up for the military or going to work anymore. Take advantage of those rights and realize that women in other countries don't have near the rights that we do.

Did you know that Saudi Arabia just recently allowed women the right to drive?


Can you imagine not being able to hop in your car and go where you need to go?

Now, let's look at rape culture.

I know this is a touchy subject and my heart really does go out to all of the people who have been through such a horrible thing. I am sorry that you had to go through that.

What most people either fail to realize or push out of their thoughts is that men get raped too.

The feminist perspective on the male gender has become so twisted that they believe all men are misogynistic assholes. You can't generalize a whole group of people based on the actions of a few.

With that being said, I realize all feminists are not like this. But the majority of them do act this way, in my experience.

It is harder to prove that a male has been raped because most people assume that all men want sex all the time. So how could it be rape if a man is a victim?

It is easy for women to accuse men of rape, but if a man accuses a woman of rape, it is hardly believed and the man is brutally ridiculed. I believe it's this modern feminist point of view that labels men as guilty before the truth ever comes out, and discourages men from speaking up when they're truly victims.

I also don't see any women protesting the fact that women don't have to sign up for the draft at 18 like men do.

But I guess nobody wants to talk about that.

I realize that feminism sheds light on real issues. Please realize that I am not blind to those things.

However, I believe that feminism as a movement has completely been blown out of the proportion and the intentions are no longer pure.

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if I'm a feminist or if I'm not.

Most of these huge protests and all of the news coverage are only a distraction from bigger things anyway. If you are a hardcore feminist and you are proud of it, good for you. I'm glad you are standing up for something you believe in. But you won't see me at a protest rally or wearing a vagina costume.

Hope there are no hard feelings.

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

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
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

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments