I agree that it is a very small minority of feminists who act this way, and I a. Aware of true feminists and the fight for gender equality and what they have done for my rights over the years. I was just trying to say I feel this is what a lot of people think in my experience. Below is my response to another response on this article, so hopefully you can understand. :)
Thank you for your comment, perhaps I didn’t portray my angel clear enough.
Please do not think that I don’t understand the fight for equality for women, or the battles women are facing across the world… I really, honestly, truly do, and appreciate the work real true feminists have done for this cause through the years.
What I was trying to say here, is while I 100% agree with the definition of a feminist, the strive for equal rights across the genders, that includes women’s rights — my experience of the image people have of feminists is the one I portrayed.
I live in the UK, I’m aware a lot of Medium is American, I am aware of the women’s marches and protests etc going on in America over the past couple of years — and I am so so grateful for them. A fight for women’s rights is 100% called for and needed, particularly in the current political climate.
However, my personal experience here in the UK — when the general person hears a feminist, they think of the image I portrayed. I’m here to say that isn’t true feminism, and I do not want to be tarred with that brush in my fight for equal rights. I have friends and family who will call themselves feminists, and in no way act in the way I said — I’m not saying all feminists are like this, I know that as a fact. What I was trying to say is the image that is portrayed makes a lot of people think that, and I don’t want them to think that of me.
I don’t know how else to explain it better, and I am sorry my message didn’t come across in the way I would have liked.
Thanks again for you comment.