#WomenAgainstFeminism goes viral as people explain why they don’t need feminism anymore — video included
by Charis Chang | news.com.au | August 02, 2014
A SOCIAL media trend #WomenAgainstFeminism is creating controversy overseas, going viral in the US and re-opening debate on how far women have really come.
The movement originated from a Tumblr post in which photos have been posted of women holding up signs explaining why they don’t need feminism.
The explanations vary from “I do like being feminine”, “catcalling isn’t rape”, “cooking for my husband is not oppression”, “I love to be sexy for my man”, to “I don’t need something that tells me the actions of a slut are okay”.
Here’s a few posts we found on Twitter:
— WomenAgainstFemimism (@womenagainstfem) July 30, 2014
— WomenAgainstFemimism (@womenagainstfem) July 31, 2014
The reaction to the posts have varied, with many complaining that the women do not understand feminism, while others suggest that some of the comments are a “reasonably fair description of a large, influential, highly visible segment of modern feminism”.
One of the women, Danielle Gieger, complained on Facebook that she had received death threats over her post, which said: “my self worth is not directly tied to the size of my victim complex!”
“I’m stupid because I have a different opinion than you, and you see nothing wrong with that mindset. Typical feminism,” she writes in response to some of her haters.