Tag Archives: Feminism

Women are Crazy, Irrational, and Overly Sensitive

How many times have I heard people say these things in reference to women and girls?  Please. How many times have I said those things to describe myself? Believing the “you’re just overreacting” mantras, we completely discount our own emotions–to the point we don’t even know them anymore. My friend and sister-in-law Sarah sent me this article yesterday, and I thought it was so good I read it twice. For those of you feeling a bit tentative, I can assure you, it’s written by a man. So no over-emotionalism here.

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“feminists don’t have a sense of humor”

I love being a feminist. I love being a strong woman. I love being emotionally aware. I love having “no sense of humor” about issues facing women. I love finding the word “bitch” offensive. I love supporting equal rights. I love abhorring passivity.  I love that feminism made the way for me to vote, go to college, gain a career. I love that feminism doesn’t limit my options. Mostly, I love that when I think of being a feminist, I’m inspired to take action so that others can have those same rights.

Check out Nellie McKay’s musical and humorous take on feminism in her song, “Feminists Don’t Have a Sense of Humor”:

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