I am not sure if I can be called a feminist. I like to think so from time to time. But then you have feminists and feminists, you have various categories and extremes. My opinion – you are a woman and you live in a society where there happen to be other genders beside female? If so, do you sometimes stick up for yourself, claiming loud and clear that you have rights? Well, then, in my personal view, you are a feminist.
And with that in mind, the thing that annoys me about many feminists out there is the hatred towards men. It is them, they made women their slaves, they put them on high heels, impregnated them and then realized they had to go to war, hunt, or discuss politics with other men. Because, obviously, pregnancy hormones don’t encourage rational political talks. But you know what? Let’s agree to disagree. While it is true that ever since ancient times men preferred other men’s company after, for instance, sex, because they had something to talk about, and women were considered nothing more than baby bearers, women do not make it easier for women. Is it really men who set the fashion and aesthetics standards for women? If you wear a baggy pair of pants and a t-shirt to work, who’s more prone to notice first – your female or male colleagues?
And, the issue that’s been bugging me lately, how can men not consider women to be the “weaker sex” when the latter seem to be unable to change a light bulb, hammer a nail, carry a grocery bag or kill a spider? Ladies, you want equality, but somehow men should carry your grocery bags?! Please, do all women on this planet a favor, and stop screaming for help whenever you are stuck and try to figure it out on your own. There are Youtube tutorials on screwing a bulb – and it is really, not that hard. As for the heavy lifting – well, either you grow some muscles, or just admit that we are not as equal as you claim, and that we simply each have our strengths and weaknesses. For instance, while our brains are a 10 lane highway of thoughts going all possible ways, most men I have met cannot seem to be able to focus on more than one thing at a time. So? That is why we work well together!
So, in a nutshell. Women are not meant to live their lives in the kitchen, or raising children. They are meant, as men, to do whatever it is they want with their lives. Because in the end, regardless of gender, when there’s a large spider on your chair… you probably hesitate a bit and look for a slipper before sitting.