Is Feminism a threat?

May 20, 2017

One thing that has been roaming in my head recently is the idea that people (still, yes, sigh) take almost offence to you admitting you’re a Feminist. Yes, I am a Feminist. Yes, I am open about being a Feminist. Yes, Feminism is important to me. And yes, I am completely sane.

I believe that misconceptions about Feminism is due to either lack of education which is totally okay, or pure ignorance. I am fine educating someone on Feminism. I know and understand that people may view Feminism as something opposite to what it’s actually about (and believe it or not, I was one of those people once. Yes, shocker). But in this day and age, education really is key and I have no problem in giving others an insight into what Feminism is really about- and them making their own educated opinion based on that.

However, what I do object to is people feeling threatened by Feminism. How is a movement about equality a threat to you? Either because a) it influences on your power or b) the idea of someone fighting for gender equality must be such a foreign concept to you.

Answer me this… why in 2017 is a woman being a Feminist a problem for some men? Why is it whenever me being a Feminist is brought up, I am suddenly some horrendous woman who must be a crazy lunatic… hmm? Some men want a strong, independent woman until a strong, independent woman comes along. I am not a threat to you, and neither are my beliefs. As much as I shouldn’t have to say this as a reminder, Feminism is inclusive. That means upholding my rights whilst keeping yours too. Fighting for gender equality which benefits both genders.

Get to know my beliefs before you judge me for my beliefs.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

  1. I always have and always will consider myself an ardent feminist and it really bothers me when this is deemed a “negative” thing. I think that there is a small minority of women that have becoming prey to being labelled as ‘man haters’ and so on and this has been absorbed in to the overall perception of the movement which is really sad and ultimately untrue of the aims of feminists xx

  2. I agree and hate how feminism was hijacked by some people. I frequently have fights with ppl who think feminism should be over because women can vote and do whatever they like. A) its still not a reality for most women in the world B) until the day women get the same equal pay/treatment/opportunities as men, its not over. Feminism is not about putting women over men. Its about living, working, parenting side by side as equal partners

  3. People have been fearing feminism for decades it like a never ending cycle but we’re slowly breaking the stigma. I do have hope that someday in the future hopefully near we will finally archive equality from women’s right, equal payment, LGBT community and so much more.

  4. I 100% agree! So many people have this distorted view that Feminists are against men and think men are the devil when in fact that’s RADICAL feminism not, what most people identify as. Feminism is and always has been about equality, however there are different types of feminism which have different meanings.

    Feminist Forever!

  5. I completely agree with you but i think some people see it as a threat because some ‘feminists’ take it too far and start causing hate and abuse. This is obviously not okay and no real feminist would do this but because of the association, that’s why some people see it as a threat. like you said, all it takes is a conversation to help them understand

    Jess x

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