I am Egalitarian. I like the idea of everyone being able to do what they want, Whether its to help others, raise a family, go into science,be a soldier or just live on their own to play videogames. I dont judge people by their way of life.
Thats why ultimately Im a feminist. Which on this site and in this culture can come with many different interpretations. Lets set those aside. Feminism isnt some social justice thing. its not about what you can say or what characters can do in your stories and art. The reality is you calling me a boy isnt a feminist issue- its sexist and stupid, but feminism isnt worried about that. Feminism is only useful like all social movements- to change laws.
The hearts and minds of others are hard movers, Id prefer not to police sexism in media like Anita, because that gets us nowhere. how did that criticism of FYC help Transwomen get justice in their State? Im still not protected in my state from discrimination, I can still be fired just cause I was outed. How did that directly effect my environment?it didnt of course. No court decision was ever made because someone bitched about something on the internet or in the news.
Im not just here to defend the word feminism from those who dislike it, Im here to rid it of those who Dirtied it in the first place. You aint a feminist until you vote for change. And I understand fellow egalitarians will still reject the label, instead of yelling at them for not seeing eye to eye- I will let them make their own decisions. I honestly dont think I can escape the term though. I vote in favor of equality between the sexes. I Define that as feminism because thats what it was. A bunch of women changing the laws to be included.So what if I share that tag with Anita? I share the atheist tag, the transgender tag and the furry,bisexual, and anime fan tags. Ive never made a decision based on the community Id be included in before. why start now?