Feminist Disney, Why do you identify as a feminist when it is, at its face, clearly inferior to broader perspectives like humanism? How do you expect to achieve equality by focusing solely on the issues of one gender and pretending the other does not have any? Feminism does not appeal to men, never will, and will never be accepted just as masculinism should not be accepted. Its blatantly sexist. I find the very word offensive to be honest.
Why do you identify as a feminist when it is, at its face, clearly inferior to broader perspectives like humanism? How do you expect to achieve equality by focusing solely on the issues of one gender and pretending the other does not have any? Feminism does not appeal to men, never will, and will never be accepted just as masculinism should not be accepted. Its blatantly sexist. I find the very word offensive to be honest.

you seem to be assuming a lot about what feminism is and does?   

Feminism doesn’t have to appeal to men in order to work on their behalf with issues like eliminating gender roles and assumed expectations.   Feminism isn’t invalid if it does concentrate more on the oppression of women- since when does focus make a movement inferior?   Why have any movement at all when we can just have “humanism” for everything?   Just put feminism, LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, Livestrong, everything that could possibly benefit any group, all into “humanism.”   Except that sounds like it ignores the functions of differentiation: specialization, organization, focus.    Feminism is not equivalent to masculinism since patriarchy is a socially oppressive structure while matriarchy is not.    If you think feminism is sexist, you need to research how “sexism” operates on a group scale, and search farther than the dictionary or wikipedia definition.

Why not humanism for me, personally?   Honestly, I find no real group/community to exist: for me, feminism is partially appealing because of the people who get involved and active in that community.   Humanism doesn’t seem to have the same life in it, and exists more as a concept than a group of people.  

Second, humanism is usually called “secular humanism” and is therefore non-inclusive of a lot of people.   Feminism, for example, allows me to advocate for and amplify the voices of muslim women.   Secular humanism would run into issues with that.  Not feeling it

  1. justanotherpersonsblog reblogged this from feministdisney
  2. somewhereinaburstofglory said: Could you please make this rebloggable? You make some wonderful, and necessary, points.
  3. oddment-tweak said: waaaaaaaaa but MENZ
  4. sausagedogsizzle said: You handled that well. I would’ve just said YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME YOU IDIOTIC PRICK!
  5. followmy-otherblog said: make rebloggable plz
  6. persephonehazard said: I CARE SO MUCH THAT MEN FIND THE WORD ‘FEMINISM’ OFFENSIVE oh wait no sorry.
  7. methel-erman said: I beg of you to make this rebloggable!
  8. pausert said: Good points, but secular humanism is secular because it’s basis is not religious. Not because it demands a condemnation of religious groups, though it does refute their ability to define morality absolutely.
  9. avelhaprafrentex said: I’m soooo glad you answered this publicly! Every uninformed “humanist” should read it,