Just so you know, this post is very binary focused given the image but I do not discount the experiences of gender non-conforming individuals or gender fluidity.
So, there’s been a picture floating around on Facebook that has been reposted by a few people (all of which have been deleted from my friends list) But here it is:
CLEARLY THIS IS NOT EQUALITY!
By definition, gender equality simply means that all genders receive the same treatment, resources, and are not discriminated against. Period. And that is what I, as a feminist, stand for. Where in this picture seen getting the same reaction for the same reasons? You don’t.
I won’t go through all of these but let’s just start with the first one.
- If you put your hands on another human being and it’s not in self defense, you are a coward, man or woman. There’s no reason for it, and you have no right to do it.
- Getting an unexpected kiss (from someone who isn’t a stranger) isn’t a bad thing. It can be cute/romantic either way, but at the end of the day it really just depends on how the person that it happens to feels about it. No one else gets to dictate your response to anything.
REAL feminists fight for gender equality. That means leveling the playing the field for any gender where they are disadvantaged. The problem is that so many people misuse the term and that a lot of people are questioning what it means or believing false definitions. Feminism was never meant to put one group over the other but people have distorted it to seem that way. Instead of believing everything that you read on the internet, do some research, talk to people, educate yourself and others.
Moral of the Story: If you think that this is equality, then you may want to invest in a dictionary.