You may be a feminist, but I don’t want you to be one for me.

This was written by Kaylyn Atchison you can follw her here: Kaylyn Atchison

I’d rather appreciate everything that has come within the past 100 years than try to fight for more.

In response to an article I recently read “You Are Not A Feminist, But I Am For You”.Feminism, the word currently very popular around the globe. This is what I have to say about it in response to this article I read. I’m not a feminist and I truly don’t want to be. I don’t want you to be one for me either. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the word Feminism it means the advocacy of woman’s rights on the basis of equality of the sexes. Being a feminist isn’t going to stop or help sexual assault, arranged marrigaes, stay at home dads, violence, the victims in Nepal, single mothers, and young woman find a good husband. Feminism doesn’t even mean the same as to what this writer is saying.

Our lives have improved tremendously since 1920 when we got the right to vote. In 1960 oral contraceptives were approved. Although this approval did not make oral contraceptives available to every woman until 1972. Women had to have a prescription to get Plan B. Woman could get fired for getting pregnant, in which cannot happen anymore. Sexual harassment wasn’t even defined until 1980 and woman couldn’t file for it until then. Do you understand how much those women probably had to go through? At least we can file for it now even if the man doesn’t get much time. Marital rape wasn’t even recognized by the courts until 1993. There was discrimination against women in the workplace by what they looked like. Legal abortions didn’t even exist until Roe v. Wade in 1973. The first women was a member of congress in 1917. In 2016 we had a woman run for president and yet this still isn’t enough.

You can be independent without being a feminist whereas most people believe that you cannot, that is not the truth. Your title of “feminist” does nothing, but make people look at you differently. Humanism and feminism are not the same things today. Although you want to say you fight for both men and women when discussing feminism you’re mostly fighting for women. I believe there is a pay gap and I will acknowledge that, but if you work your butt off and truly try hard enough you can make more than a man. I believe women can make more than their husband. As much as I also believe that men make more than women most of the time. But, if you put in the work and the time and energy you can become a CEO of a corporation, a member of Congress, and possibly President of the United States. In the end, we’re all human, we’re all working to accomplish things whether it be goals or just money. We must acknowledge how far we have come in the past 100 years rather than taking that all for granted and act like we’ve gotten no where.

You may be a feminist, but I don’t want you to be one for me.

This was written by Kaylyn Atchison you can follw her here: Kaylyn Atchison

Kaylyn Atchison

8 Comments on “You may be a feminist, but I don’t want you to be one for me.”

  1. Equality=Yes Feminism=NO!
    Feminism= Fascism

    The Feminists don’t take into account how men all through history, starting with the stone age, have given their very lives for us women. They fought for their survival. They’ve always let women and children go first into safety before themselves, into the lifeboat, transports etc etc. How is it going to be when the men are gone? Who will sacrifice their seat on that lifeboat for us women?
    So, men are to simply stop opening the door for us, pulling out the chair for us, etc, etc etc. Hm, how tragically boring.
    The hardline feminists who are at the top of this “food-chain” will only end up controlling the women themselves how