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I form my opinions by listening to ALL sides of an argument. I don’t just listen to people who agree with me. I also listen carefully to those who do not agree with me, and I carefully consider all sides before I form my own opinions. That’s what a good journalist does.
I figure that with as many followers as I have, there must be some of you who are not feminists. I am writing an article about why one might choose NOT to be a feminist. This discussion is open to feminists and non-feminists alike, but I would really like to hear from non-feminists who oppose feminism. There will be no snarking. No name-calling. No meanness. No one is going to attack you for your opinion.
I want to hear your opinions and to learn why it is any woman (especially) but man, also, would choose NOT to be a feminist, because when I think about it, I can’t think of even one rational reason why one would not be. Please begin by telling me what feminism even IS to you, in terms of your understanding of it. Your input will be very much appreciated.
Looking forward to an adult discussion, so do comment generously, even if you have no personal opinion on this matter, but know of someone else who does. I’m interested in what their rationale is.
If this is a sensitive topic for you, and you would prefer to write to me privately, rather than post as a comment here, that will be fine, too. I always like to hear both sides of things.
45 announced recently, that he wanted any female on his staff to “dress like a woman.” I asked my friends on Facebook to post photos of their ideas of how a woman should dress, and I posted my own. I’ll begin with that one, and show you what everyone else posted as well.
When you “dress like a woman,” this is what you look like:
These are all examples of what women dress like.
This is an example of 45’s idea of how a woman should dress. This is his wife, the FLOTUS.
This year. I have an exercise for you. This is about self loathing. And self-acceptance.
Take a plain white sheet of paper. Fresh paper. No lines. And get a really good ink pen…whatever kind you like. Then….make a list. Write the numbers 1 – 10 in a line down the page.
Next, list the top ten things that you loathe about yourself. It could be anything. Your hair. Your inability to come up with a clever witticism when needed. Your inability to perform mathematical calculations. You’re a lousy cook. You think you’re too fat. You hate the sound of your own voice. Whatever you don’t like about yourself….Write it down.
BURN IT!!! René Best guitarist
That’s right. Take the list outside and set that mo-fo on fire! Burn up every single negative, self-loathing thing you said about yourself…and when the fire goes out and you are left with ash….send it up to the sky! Let the breeze carry it away!
Then….Make a new list.
Make a bunch of lists. Put them up all over your house. List the things you love about your life. List the things you love about yourself. List those things you are grateful for. List the people and things that make you happy.
There is nothing wrong with you. Everything is as it should be for now. Everything is going to be alright.
Please leave your comments about this situation here on my blog, or email them to me privately. I am writing an article about this situation and would love to have your input.
2 year old Ingrid Neko Kesswood tells it like it is.