Men wearing leggings.... makes sense to me.
I am a strong independent woman. I uprooted and moved to DC to try to make it in the world on my own. I don't need a man, or a movement like feminism telling me what to do or who I am. The very idea that the feminists decided to launch a campaign on why women need them is laughable. I thought feminists didn't need anyone. I don't need feminists telling me I'm "misogynistic" for mocking this campaign. You could spend hours looking at their facebook page laughing at their photos from visiting different college campuses because 1) college girls have no idea what the real world is like and 2) the grammar is atrocious. Clearly these universities have failed these students. Sheesh.
It is not because of patriarchy that women can't walk alone outside at night (like many college students were whining about). It's because some men are rapists, and they don't care... and there is absolutely nothing feminists can do to change that unless they decide to lock every single man up because he has a penis and therefore, the potential to be a rapist. Come on now! You can't walk around by yourself at night BECAUSE IT IS STUPID. Just like feminism. Our society does not think rape is cool or okay... I don't really think any rapists would say that forcing themselves on women is okay... but people are evil so rape will always be around. As long as feminists refuse to acknowledge that, they will always see patriarchy everywhere.
I have an idea! Why don't we introduce a movement that trains women how to protect themselves from evil people. We could call it, I don't know, FEMINISM, because it SHOWS WOMEN HOW TO BE STRONG SINGLE WOMEN WHO CAN KICK AN INTRUDER'S BUTT. Oh wait... we can't do that because the term "feminist" has been hijacked by a bunch of morons who are too concerned about body hair to look at real issues that face women... like oppressive traditions that are practiced in the third world. Or we could work on bringing technology to these women so they have more time to become educated.
Or we could continue to be like Sandra Fluke and demand the government pay for birth control because we can't figure out how to budget $10 a month to pay for it on our own. We could claim that women can't make it on their own merit, so we need programs like affirmative action to make things "fair." We could continue to measure our standard of success by a man's standard. We will undoubtedly fail in all of these, and just look like a bunch of brats while we go down in flames.
A good friend of mine from college has been observing my candid activity on the facebook and twitterz today and texted me this: I need feminism because then women will stop bitching and get back in the kitchen just to be "ironic." I, of course, started laughing uncontrollably... but you know what? James Berry is right. Modern feminism has done nothing but make a mockery of the accomplishments that first wave feminists like Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton worked so hard to achieve. As a woman, I have the opportunity to work wherever I want, get married, not get married, go to school wherever, live wherever... Women are no longer viewed as property like they once were. We can vote. We can work. We can stay single forever. Whatever... it's all good. Ultimately, we can choose to be whoever we want to be. But that't not good enough for feminists.
I need feminism because sometimes, I need a good laugh.
Here are some photoshops of my very fave co-workers at the MRC.
|I didn't realize Steve had a secret side job.|
|I'm going to be honest, I just really like this picture...|