to not understand the words "I'm not a feminist"?

(415 Posts)
bushymcbush Sun 14-Oct-12 22:51:17

I've seen this countless times on MN and I really don't get it.

Actually I've heard it quite a few times in RL too.

So, to those of you who are so keen to communicate your non-feminist standing, could you please explain to me which part of 'total equality between the sexes' you disagree with?

Alternatively, you could (gently) explain to me which part of that generic description of feminism I seem to have misunderstood?

Raspberrysorbet Wed 17-Oct-12 12:14:56

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catgirl1976 Wed 17-Oct-12 12:20:08

I love Twirls. I dip them in my tea <common>

sometimes I try to such the tea up through them like a chocolate straw

Raspberrysorbet Wed 17-Oct-12 12:22:10

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catgirl1976 Wed 17-Oct-12 12:23:10

grin

I want chocolate now...................

Raspberrysorbet Wed 17-Oct-12 12:26:55

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Notafoodbabyanymore Wed 17-Oct-12 13:06:49

Hahaha... Went for a shower and came back to find myself drilled into a hole in the ground sucking up tea through a twirl straw. Delicious! And quite cosy!

grin

PosieParker Wed 17-Oct-12 13:12:46

I'm not surprised that women who identify themselves as Muslim aren't feminists....that would be quite a trick.
And women that say "I'm not a feminist" do their gender a disservice.

EmBOOsa Wed 17-Oct-12 13:13:29

"And women that say "I'm not a feminist" do their gender a disservice."

Why?

PosieParker Wed 17-Oct-12 13:38:50

Because they refuse to align themselves with something that ensures their own equality.

theodorakis Wed 17-Oct-12 14:08:49

I don't know a single Muslim woman who isn't a Feminist. Like I said, living a 35 minute drive from the Saudi border who wouldn't be?

EmBOOsa Wed 17-Oct-12 14:15:57

Why does someone need to align themselves with feminism in order to ensure equality?

PosieParker Wed 17-Oct-12 14:18:08

Erm because that's what feminism is and why would you want to dilute the aim of equality by not aligning yourself with feminism.

Raspberrysorbet Wed 17-Oct-12 14:54:32

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seeker Wed 17-Oct-12 15:37:38

"Why does someone need to align themselves with feminism in order to ensure equality?

Ah! Now that is a significant question. What else is feminism?

eBook Fri 19-Oct-12 19:23:36

> Is it too simplistic to say that there appear to be feminists and Feminists with a capital F?

grovel that would make perfect sense. It would be very useful to be able to distinguish the two equally valid definitions of the word.

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