#WomenAgainstFeminism goes viral as people explain why they don’t need feminism anymore — video included

The Courier-Mail
by Charis Chang | news.com.au | August 02, 2014 10:42AM


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:

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.

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2 responses

  1. Paul H Lemmen

    Reblogged this on Conservative Christian Man.


    August 6, 2014 at 5:03 PM

  2. Jasmin

    *facepalm* no… just… no. They are against RADICAL feminists. There’s many different sub categories of feminism. Radical Feminism seems to be the one that these women are against. Although I do believe that radical feminism is not that necessary in this 1st world highly privileged society, they do hold a high importance in other parts of the world. For example, radical feminism is something that is catching attention in India, against rape culture. VERY important for that part of the world since woman are generally seen as second class. Here in this part of the world, not so much, since there is awareness of the inequalities. Also, it is much safer in this part of the world for women to speak up if there are inequalities and have a voice. Generally speaking, ALL sub categories of feminism are FOR equality and about empowerment… NOT about being a victim.
    Many males can be clients to feminist counsellors and therapists, and benefit greatly from the experience. I think its very important to males to feel empowered, just as important it is for females to feel empowered.
    Can we please get our definitions straight?? Not every feminist works, or thinks the same. Especially if we’re talking about the different categories.


    September 19, 2014 at 5:00 AM

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