Rae’s Rules to Remember #13: Feminism Myths Part 2

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:

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.


Author: Bookmark Chronicles

Hi! I'm Rae. 24. Avid Reader. Book Blogger. Intersectional Feminist. Gryffinclaw. Coffee & Tea Lover.

8 thoughts on “Rae’s Rules to Remember #13: Feminism Myths Part 2”

  1. This is a great post Rae and it’s hard to believe that people actually feel this way! I agree with you about the kiss situation – I think that it can be either romantic or disturbing, depending on how the person who is kissed feels about it and what the man or woman’s intention is.

    I’ve shared this with Carla, as well. I used to think that feminism was the favoring of women to men. I’m happy that people like you have educated the world otherwise!

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    1. Thanks B! It’s just so strange that they say the word equality and think of things like this! A lot of people have that false assumption but it sort of makes sense given the history of the feminist movement. I think a lot of people don’t realize that movements have to change as time passes to stay relevant though!

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