I am a feminist. Always have been, and always unapologetically so. I understand how and why it became a bad word, and this Stuff I Like page is all about taking back the lexicon and the power we lost when we ceded that ground and back-peddled so as not to offend!
I have no time for wallowing in woe-is-me history without giving equal time to problem-solving. I also have no time for divisiveness in the ranks. Yes, I recognise my privilege; now let’s move on and talk about issues.
I wear my feminism proudly, loudly, and in-your-facedly. I support my sisters when they’re not assholes or Uncle Toms, but I’ll take that behaviour as a teaching opportunity. I have done with being polite, and quiet, and buying into the whole “but we’ve come so far” narrative.
(While we’re at it, just who the hell is the feminist equivalent of poor, misunderstood Uncle T?)