I need feminism because…NOT because I feel pressured in to changing my appearance…I enjoy makeup, being slim, dressing up, & looking my best (by my own standards)! NOT because patriarchy is holding me down…I have NEVER felt threatened or judged because of my gender. NOT for my own sake…because…
Thanks for speaking for me, OP. Cheers. I now realise that the sexism all the women I know face is ‘shallow’ and we’re all ‘creating non-existent problems’ for ourselves. Thank you for enlightening me.
So the next time my sister’s boss sexually harasses her, I’ll tell her to suck it up. When my mum got her drink spiked in a club, she should have been grateful she doesn’t live in Pakistan. When I’m afraid to walk ten minutes home at night because my colleague got mugged and beaten up on my road last weekend, I’ll just grin and bear it, shall I?
Because it’s not a real issue that politicians are debating whether or not women should control their bodies, it doesn’t matter that transWoC are being murdered every day, and it’s fine that rape is a laughing matter. These things don’t affect me, so why should I care?
Glad to know we’re on the same page.