Feminism in 2014

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I will tell you why feminism is still relevant and necessary in 2014.

And because, as Helen Lewis so aptly put it, “the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.” People who genuinely argue that gender inequality is no longer an issue, that women just need to sit down and shut up, or that feminists are nothing more than whiny unshaven man-haters are part of the problem.

 

6 Responses to “Feminism in 2014”

  1. Marielle

    Yes to all. When I was 14 and wanted to go to the mall with one of my friends, my parents said no. They flat out told me that the rules are different for boys and girls, and that two young girls alone were vulnerable. I’m not arguing with the dangers – just that it’s so just messed that we accept them as normal consequences of being alone. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you next month :)

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    • Lulu

      That’s pretty intense! My parents let me go to the mall with just female friends, but they got uneasy every time I wanted to go to events that were downtown (I live in St. Louis). Yeah, I really hate the current norm that women have to take so many extra precautions when doing certain things, but I’m hoping we as a society are on the cusp of change.

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  2. Liz

    I love this so much.

    -Because I feel safer owning a big dog that looks vicious and taking him with me everywhere, as it’s harder to attack a woman with a scary looking dog.

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    • Lulu

      Another excellent point. There are probably loads more examples I missed; this was just off the top of my head, and it’s all such a shame.

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  3. Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn

    Yes to all of this! I’d also add that we need feminism because the first thing people ask when a girl is raped is, “What was she wearing?”

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    • Lulu

      Oh, I completely agree! Victim blaming is the worst, but especially when people play the “what was she wearing?” card.

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