Comments on: “I’m not a feminist, but. . . “ http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:48:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lexia http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-763235 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 01:28:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-763235 “I’m not a feminist, but…I AM an opportunist and a coward”

Fixed it.

For all those fellow travellers who want that oh so soothing feeling of equality but know when to duck.

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By: Finisterre http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-758202 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:31:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-758202 If any more reasons were needed NOT to say ‘I’m not a feminist, but…’, it’s the chumps I constantly encounter on the internet, telling me that ‘most women’* think feminism is ‘outdated’ or ‘irrelevant’. ARRRRRGGGHHHH. Not this one.

* By which they mean, of course, ‘All the women I know. No, I haven’t asked them. But *I* think so, and I am the Default Human, so what other view could they possibly hold?’.

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By: Spencer Koelle http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-757369 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 08:13:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-757369 I AM a feminist.

I have a penis, a Y chromosome, and a male gender identity.

I’m trying to overcome the bogeyman of the “scary straw feminist” that our reactionary elements have puffed up, like the giant fear-puppet of Stephen Colbert.

I hope it works. :(

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By: A More Zest(ra)-y Sex Life for Women? « Kittywampus http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-757296 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 05:33:13 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-757296 [...] stations willing to run their ads, even as Viagra ads are literally driving in circles around us. Historiann took the article to task for its casual disavowal of feminism, and I’ve got nothin’ to add to her critique except a vigorous nod of approval. Figleaf [...]

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-757195 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 02:25:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-757195 You forgot that we all burned our bras….along with being humorless, ugly, shrill, hairy legged man-haters.

Back in the dark ages, when I was in college, I was going around canvassing for the Women’s Center (c. mid-1970s) and even then there was the “I want to be equal, but I want my boyfriend to hold the door for me” routine. Sigh. Ze who gets to the door first holds it for the person who follows. What’s so hard about that?

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By: Digger http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-757193 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 02:23:07 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-757193 I hear you, H’Ann. I read these all as framings of “I don’t want you to think I’m X [a racist, a feminist, a homophobe], but now I’ll say something that clearly indicates I am X.” As though just saying something isn’t so, makes it not so… wait. That’s politics these days.

“Coming “out” as feminists is the only way to fight the straw woman “scary feminist.”” Agreed!

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-757051 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:30:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-757051 “She says I am not a feminiiiiist…..F@CK YOU”
Courtney Love off of “Live Through This”

My personal favorite response to said distancing and disavowment.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-757015 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:04:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-757015 Other than that, I agree with your argument.

Huh? Was that for me, for Mary Winter, or for another commenter?

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By: Sonya http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-756999 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:46:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-756999 Well, I am a feminist and don’t have a problem announcing it to the world. Believing 1/2 of humanity is entitled to the same rights as the other half does not a bad person make. Other than that, I agree with your argument.

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/19/im-not-a-feminist-but/comment-page-1/#comment-756998 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:45:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13637#comment-756998 Well, and actually, it would be so easy to be a feminist on FB (just click “Like”!) and it’s so hard to be a feminist in the world. So I’m sticking to the world. And the interwebz.

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