‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.
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Why are you a feminist if you believe in gender equality, why isn't feminism replaced with humanism?@Anonymous
several several several reasons!!
- the history of the movement… i have a deep love and appreciation of the feminist movement, however flawed it has been at times, and the word “humanism” ignores this history of specifically female oppression and the fight against it
- "humanism" is not a gendered word, a gendered word is needed to reach equality of the genders because it acknowledges instead of erasing female oppression
- "humanism" is not a movement based around gender equality, is is a movement that started during the enlightenment with the belief that we should be centered around humans instead of deities. it does fight for human rights, but it does so from an atheistic point of view. i am also a humanist (these things intersect) but i know that religion is important and the freedom to express religion and practice religion is something that feminism protects while humanism doesn’t
- the word “humanism” lifts the responsibility off of ending female oppression and tries to place gender struggles on equal footing even though in the status quo and for all time (basically) this has not been the case
- feminism is not an exclusive word, feminism fights for men’s (and all other identities between the two’s) rights, and if you feel excluded by the word you have not done enough research and you are not prepared to acknowledge that women are and have been treated for eons as second class citizens
- viewing issues of class, race, orientation, ability, ext through the framing of gender is important