Today we marched. Then I came home and looked at the news and some city manager in Jackman, Maine is calling for white separatism and calling feminists unattractive women that are resentful that they haven't gotten enough attention from men.
Someone on this site said to me the other day that women have more rights then men now. I could not even respond to that, because I wasn't in the mood to explain it again. Maybe I need to get over that because a lot of people really aren't aware. I don't know if it is ignorance, or denial, or chiding sometimes.
If you are a woman you are more likely to be murdered by a partner than a stranger. [npr.org] That alone should say an awful lot. 25 percent of women are assaulted by a partner in their lifetime according to the CDC. And domestic violence is under reported. Our society has problems. We need to evolve. It doesn't need to stay this way.
There are a thousand things to be said about feminism, why we need it. In uplifting women, we uplift society. Feminism is about equality for EVERYONE. Feminism works to address oppression, to heal our society.
You know what I think feminists look like? I think they look like people.