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The ‘I Don’t Need Feminism’ Signs Show Just How Little People Understand About The Feminist Movement

We might be unsure if there’s a real war on women occurring today, but there is definitely some fighting over the ill-understood “feminism.”

Although many feminists have come out on the defensive about the inclusivity of the word/movement/whatever you want to call it, other women (let alone men) remain unconvinced.

So much so that young women have recently taken to various social media channels to declare: “I don’t need feminism.” The reasons are numerous, including:

“Because I believe in equality not entitlements and supremacy”

“Because I don’t think being a woman is a disadvantage”

“Because I respect men. I refuse to demonize them and blame them for my problems”

Maybe it’s the feminist in me, but I just don’t see any of these admonitions as something that would or should exclude a female from adopting the feminist title.

Third-wave feminism would likely applaud these individuals’s efforts in establishing their own personal beliefs, outside of any pre-determined system.

So we’ve coming to a point where being anti-feminist is actually feminist? My head hurts.




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Katie Gonzalez is a contributing writer covering fashion and feminism. Katie graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and currently lives in Haifa, Israel, splitting time between academic research and scouting fo ...
Katie Gonzalez is a contributing writer covering fashion and feminism. Katie graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and currently lives in Haifa, Israel, splitting time between academic research and scouting fo ...

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