I need feminism because men twice my age leering at me in the street is supposedly a “compliment.”
…and the fact that it makes me feel uncomfortable makes me ‘ridiculous’.
When men are against feminism, it’s frustrating, if ultimately predictable— groups with power have always been loathe to give it up. But when women come out against gender justice, it feels worse: no matter how fringe, the rise of the anti-feminist woman is not just baffling but a betrayal.
Obviously “women” aren’t a monolith, and neither are the issues that they care about or believe in. But anti-feminist organizing is based on a deep hypocrisy and selfishness - an ideology built to assure conservative women that as long as they are doing just fine, other women will make do.