During the past couple of years, the world wide web has seen an increase in articles dedicated to speaking out for women’s rights and claiming to be the works of “feminists”. I applaud these articles, they are against the norm and their intentions are good. Some articles however, appear problematic to me. The main point of so many of these blog entry’s is to speak out against other women, saying that they are not true feminists because of certain arguments that they make and then they proceed to explain why they are the real feminists. I have a problem with this for many reasons. First off, feminism is
- belief in women’s rights: belief in the need to secure rights and opportunities for women equal to those of men, or a commitment to securing these
and therefore anyone who believes in rights is a feminist. Calling someone out for not being “feminist enough” when they are speaking out about current issues that women are facing in the modern world is simply not correct. Also, feminism is the fight for women against society, against culture. We need to work together, not against each other. Putting down the arguments of women who are trying to speak out while constitutional, is redundant. There is no person who is more feminist than another. If you believe in women’s rights, boom you are a feminist. Let’s fight against our real enemy, not our own teammates.