Honestly, I don't care much about feminism, raising any particular gender. I mean, I do believe we should not try to harm others, suppress others and believe in being a good human. That means it doesn't matter if you are a guy or girl. But like, I don't care much about those women who suffered in past centuries because they could have protested, like some well known women in their times did. So does it make me a bad girl if I don't believe in feminism and find it bullshit?
Most Helpful Guy
It doesn't necessarily make you a bad person but I don't think you understand history very well. Saying "I don't feel bad for them, they could have protested" is naive. Would you ever say that about the black slaves in US history? Should we not feel any compassion for them because they just accepted their fate?
It's not that easy.
Luckily for you, you've grown up in a comparatively open, free and wealthy society. Having this amount of freedom as a woman was not always self-understanding and it is still not self-understanding in some places on earth. Had you grown up among the Puritans in the 17th century, you would have had a very different attitude now. These women couldn't just rise up and protest unless they were okay with risking their marriage, all their friendships, their reputation, possibly even their possessions. Have you read "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathanial Hawthorne? It gives you a good impression of what it must have felt like to be a rebellious woman in that era.2
Most Helpful Girl
If you believe no gender should be suppressed then you're a feminist. www.self.com/.../Men-Need-To-Know-Women.gif
So like your attitude is kind of cruddy since those are the women who made it possible for you to be allowed to read and write and communicate without your male relative's permission, but at the same time that's not your hill and it's okay. Just acknowledge that other people worked for you and are continuing to do so and don't put them down.2
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