Is This Feminist?
Today in things that are both simple and mind-numbingly complex: feminism. Simply put, a feminist is someone who believes in equal rights for women: political, economic, and social. Not so difficult, right? But go beyond the simpleton explanation and things get a little… hairy. (GET IT? BECAUSE FEMINISTS DON’T SHAVE THEIR ARMPITS? LOL.) Seriously though — at its root, the feminist cause is one most civilized first-worlders agree with — it’s just that there are implications beyond the broader definition. And those implications tend to confuse people who don’t have a Masters in gender studies. Luckily, Is This Feminist? is here to help.
Is This Feminist? helps you parse whether or not a specific behavior is considered feminist. Hint: these scenarios are mostly never, ever feminist. Still, in the words of the brain behind the blog, “…being a marginally acceptable feminist is a full time job.” So study up and stay out of trouble.
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What I said: “Oh yeah! I’m sorry I’m just really out of it. What’s your name again?”
What I meant: “I’ve never met you before and you just want pity in the face of tragedy.”
Fast & Furious 6 is incredible. I’m not even lying. Definitely go see it.
And I am not interested in torturing myself with questions of “What if he meets someone else?” I’m sure you will. And maybe you’ll manage to fool her for even longer than you did me.
You have to start thinking she’s average.