I don't need Feminism

(19 Posts)
GiveMeRitz Fri 14-Oct-16 16:24:53

Remember a few months ago there was a meme or whatever they're called that was (in the majority) young ie: under 25 year old women holding up signs saying I don't need feminism because. . .

I remember reading some of them and thinking I really hope that that is the way the world works out for you, but realistically you're going to look back at this when you're 45 or so and think what the fuck was I thinking.........

One stuck with me and her comment was she didn't need feminism because she was in charge of her own sexuality.

You know what unknown woman the Court of Appeals have decided that you're not. That the statement of 2 men you had sex with were enough to initiate an appeal.

And a jury of 12 of your peers have decided that if you have consented and enjoyed sex with one man ever you are freely available to all men.

I actually stupidly thought him being convicted the first time was a step in the right direction finally.

The fact that the police picked up that a report of a stolen/lost bag was actually more, than they followed it up, that the CPS ran with it was so YES, they're finally getting it, they're finally taking a women right to her own body seriously.

And now this; one tiny step forward, 100 years backward

AnyFucker Fri 14-Oct-16 16:26:10

Agreed

marblefireplace Fri 14-Oct-16 16:28:00

Depressing as

scallopsrgreat Fri 14-Oct-16 16:30:53

Yep agreed. Awful day for justice for women

FreshwaterSelkie Fri 14-Oct-16 16:33:01

Yep.

MoreKopparbergthanKrug Fri 14-Oct-16 16:44:51

Yep

SwearyInn Fri 14-Oct-16 16:46:03

I can't look at the news. It's fucking awful. There is so much ignorance in this world.

TeaPleaseLouise Fri 14-Oct-16 16:48:29

Yes, I hate that you're right.

venusinscorpio Fri 14-Oct-16 16:49:56

Definitely.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Fri 14-Oct-16 17:22:30

Yep. I have to distance myself from this case now. I just can't talk about it, think about it. I can't believe all that just happened.

BestIsWest Fri 14-Oct-16 17:23:47

I had to leave the room in work when the news came out.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Fri 14-Oct-16 17:26:13

And I hope Jessica Ennis gives her twitter feed a miss today too - this is the flavour of it: sad

Marc Screeton
‏@marcscreeton_
@J_Ennis apologise bitch
5:22 PM - 14 Oct 2016

FrancesHaHa Fri 14-Oct-16 17:26:30

Agreed. So angry.

AristotlesTrousers Fri 14-Oct-16 19:58:37

Well said, GiveMeRitz

Sgoinneal Fri 14-Oct-16 20:21:37

Yes. Agreed.
And yy about Jess Ennis, her twitter replies are like 'MRA Misogyny for Dummies'

FutureFoxglove Fri 14-Oct-16 20:23:32

So very depressed tonight.

Afraid I am going to turn a blind eye.

And I am usually up for a fight. No fight left in me.

Kr1stina Sat 15-Oct-16 12:32:27

Awful

Shiningexample Sat 15-Oct-16 12:35:28

Yes awful

VestalVirgin Sun 16-Oct-16 17:16:22

One stuck with me and her comment was she didn't need feminism because she was in charge of her own sexuality.

Yeah, right. You are only in charge of your own sexuality if you happen to want to be fucked by every man who wants to fuck you. If you are able to delude yourself that that's the case, then you can feel in charge.

If not, then ... not so much.

Though there is a surprising number of women who try this strategy in order to feel empowerfulized.

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