Feminist haters are ticking me off
The title of this blog might seem a bit ironic since I am obviously hating on feminist haters, but if I hear the word “feminazi” one more time on television, I am going to scream.
Last night I was watching one of my favorite shows, Law and Order, and there was a character playing an obviously conservative judge. That judge had refused to extend a restraining order against a woman’s threatening estranged husband. During the explanation of his actions to the inquiring police officers, the term “feminazi” was used. I don’t remember much of what happened after that because I was so offended.
Wikipedia defines feminazi like this: “A feminazi is a neologism and invective term of the words feminist and Nazi, used predominantly in United States conservative political rhetoric, to describe misandrous women. That is, to describe women seen as having an irrational, extreme and militant hatred of all men.”
Do social conservatives truly believe feminists hate men? Since I grew up as in a highly conservative environment, I would have to say that given the amount of propaganda with which they surround themselves and how they isolate themselves from “outside” thought – yes, they do indeed believe feminists hate men.
Just for the record, feminists do not hate men, we just believe we should be on equal footing with them in every aspect of society, religion, education and politics.
In fact, I am married and love my husband incredibly. I am not a demanding and over-bearing woman, as the term “feminazi” implies. I love to take care of my husband and he loves to take care of me, but we can each take care of ourselves too.
We have a very loving relationship, contrary to what most conservatives would think about being married to a feminist.
I am a feminist and proud to stand up for the rights of women. I will persist in my endeavors to promote the continued development and protection of women’s rights regardless of the sentiments social conservatives have about feminists like me – or rather precisely because of those sentiments.
The more that terms like “feminazi” infiltrate our society, the more women should be emboldened to stand up against the forces that would demonize our cause in their last ditch efforts to preserve their long-standing culture of misogyny.
I hate that a word to which I am associated has been perverted by the addition of the word “nazi,” as if feminists are in any way associated such a distasteful term.
The ironic thing about social conservatives associating the word “nazi” with feminists is that it is they who would impose their bigotry on an entire gender while feminist only want true equality.