Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,

what to say about fucking weirdo feminists

There's a lot of "I'm a woman and I don't need feminism" kind of posts going around the internet, I see them, mostly on teen sites like tumblr or whisper. One thing that people seem to be concerned with is that feminism has apparently gotten just way too OUT THERE to be useful to the mainstream human population, that's why they don't want to be feminists.

That project where a feminist allegedly made bread out of her vagina yeast? It comes up a LOT. So does wearing your menstrual blood, painting your placenta. All that.

What they're saying is that this is what feminism is so let's ditch it.

Reality is my feminists friends are much more focused on enforcing laws against honor killings and providing birth control access to women in every country and ending domestic violence than out there art projects... in fact, I'm a smidgen grossed out by some of that stuff, but it was just internet forwards to me, it's not like I go to meetings and it shows up, I don't even know if it's real.

If it is real, it means there's some weirdo feminism out there. You know though? Whatever. There's not much of it. Every movement has to have some weirdos otherwise you worry that there's no diversity in it. And hey, our "out there" extremists aren't fucking gunning people down like elliot rodger... if you want to judge a movement by its extremists, I still think feminists win the game of cool safe causes.

Then I realized that if people bring up weirdo feminism you know what we should bring up? The words of the fabulous amazing Eddie Izzard in Dressed To Kill... who hasn't seen this? It's about men who dress in women's clothing but still, take heed...

There was a guy in the Bronx, when I was in New York who was living in a cave, like you do, and he was coming out and shooting at geese. A lot of weird things going on with this guy. The police picked him up, they found a collection of women’s shoes and they thought, “Maybe he’s a transvestite."

If he is, he’s a fucking weirdo transvestite! I’m more in the executive transvestite area. Travel the world, yes, it’s much more... executive.

J. Edgar Hoover – what a fuckhead he was. They found out when he died that he was a transvestite and they go, “Well, that explains his weird behav – ” yeah, fucking weirdo transvestite!

Executive transvestite. It’s a lot wider community than you’d think.

So there you go. There's some fucking weirdo feminists. Like, two of them that we've seen on the internet so far this year. There's weirdo everything. And there's the executives, right? A lot wider community than you'd think. Mostly because when it comes to feminism, a lot of people don't think, they just accept whatever anti-feminists say about us... but if you're a weirdo, feminism doesn't explain your weirdo-ness, and if you're a weirdo and not hurting anybody, we shouldn't give a fuck anyway, we have more important things to think about.
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