So I’ve been thinking a lot about feminism lately. It’s fine to criticize, but at some point you have to give a significant amount of thought to categorizing and analyzing the problem.
There’s a lot of thought in feminism, and the fact is that there’s so much, and the…
"It is only through the opposition of ideas that we can learn to be self-critical, to work towards intellectual humility" - Tariq Ramadan
It is very important for people as human beings to listen to opposition,(when the opposition is being civil, of course) so I decided to hang out at the other side of Tumblr. Just for a bit. Now, I’m not stanch feminist. I’m a pretty hum-drum one actually and I don’t get angry often…. Lately though I’ve been soul-searching and wondering where I stand.
Obviously you know the stance of the person who wrote this analysis, but to me this helps chart the branches of Feminism and helps me with my own definition and what I identify with. I am sure there are more branches that OP does not realize, being an outsider of the group.
Personally I have been on this website and following sj blogs for a while and have been so confused about the true definition of Feminism, but now I realize that it is so broad and has many difference spectrums that I don’t believe that it should be the umbrella term anymore. On this website alone I’ve seen so many different perspectives, some that have even scared me. But now I realize where I am… I believe that I am in the moderate empowerment and anti-gender roles Feminism.
I don’t want men to change for me. I want to change for myself, to be strong. If any colleage of mine discriminates against me, I’m just not going going to associate with them. Words will not keep me down, violence will not keep me down, nothing will keep me down because I am strong.
I’ll be me, even if it’s not what people want me to be.