Rae’s Rules to Remember #5: Feminism Myths


So I was thinking about writing this post earlier this week and then something happened that made me really want to let if out. Yesterday my school held a Diversity Awareness Program. It was pretty good. I always go to events like these so it was nice to see unfamiliar faces.

At one point the instructor says “Raise your hand if you do not identify as a feminist” One girl raises her hand so he asks her why. She says that she doesn’t want to identify as a feminist because she believes that all people should be equal…

The instructor says, “Raise your hand if you believe that men and women should have equal rights” EVERYONE (including this girl) raises their hand. The instructor says “Congratulations! You are a feminist”

Later, all of the women are asked to sit in a circle in the middle of the room and discuss…

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