A new wave of feminism is and has been on the rise, along with it are the common misconceptions that have been plaguing the feminist movement since the beginning. When people declare they are a feminist they often get overlooked, stereotyped and disregarded. So to clear the air, here are ten common misconceptions about feminists.
1. They hate men
Feminists don't hate men, they dislike sexism.
2. They want to be better than men
They don't want to be better than men or overturn the patriarchy in favor of a matriarchy. They want to be treated equally, like receiving the same pay for the same job.
3. They burn their bras and protest everything
To sum it up: No they don't, bras are expensive. And Feminists don't protest everything, they protest mistreatment and inequality.
4. They’re only women
Definitely not. Anyone can be a feminist no matter how they identify.
5. Feminism is only for women
That's the thing, feminism is actually for all genders, google the definition if you don't believe me.
6. Feminists are only career orientated
Yes, some feminists are career orientated but some are family orientated, what's important is that feminists can choose what they want to be without judgement.
7. There’s only one definition of feminism
Feminism takes on a different meaning for everybody.
8. Feminists get offended easily
They don't, they're just over sexism.
9. All feminists are angry and single
Feminists aren't angry, they're frustrated. Furthermore, feminists choose to be single, they aren't single because they're feminists.
10. Feminists are not feminine
As part of the whole equality idea, feminists can be however they want. Some people are naturally more feminine or masculine and that's OK, the point is they can embrace any look they want.