harrowindustries asked: A woman might be anti-feminist because feminism has a history of transphobia, racism, and classism? There is a distinct difference between feminism and a woman's rights movement.
“feminism” as I understand it isn’t a monolithic entity. There are flavors of feminism that are quite aware of the privileges often found among white, middle class, cis-dominant feminisms and include intersectionality instead of only looking at the issues of white, middle class, cis women. so that’s what I think of when I think of feminism—not a monolithic ideal, but a number of branches.
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- weavingittogether said: It’s the principle of divide & rule. You discredit parts of a social movment+ bring the rest to comply. Woman strong + fighting or living for women’s rights come from all venues of life. The movement consists of individuals who develop, live+learn.
- chakrabot said: Feminism has a negative connotation because of chauvinist oppression. A woman calling herself anti-feminist is doing nothing to help, and furthering the stereotype that feminism is extreme and undesirable.
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