Erghhh... I see the point you're making, but I can't totally agree.
Like, if someone said to me "Are you a human?" And I then answered "No" (because I didn't identify as one), well... they might decide not to argue with me/ to humour me, but the fact is that - technically - I would still be a human.
And if I was describing myself as blonde when I am brunette, then okay... But I am not technically correct. I might feel like a blonde. But no one else would recognise me as one or describe me as one, and if there had to be a legal note of my hair colour then it would be brunette.
I think this was the point Atropos made in starting the thread. Most people who say they aren't feminists actually ARE (by the definition), but they just don't like the word. But they still are.
And that's why she was asking if there were any who say they aren't feminists who really don't want equality for women. Otherwise it comes down to a name thing, and if we said:
"Believing in equality for women is now called Squarblism. Are you a squarblist?"
Then I reckon everyone would say yes. Atropos was asking who would say no.
I have now read the word feminism so much, it has lost all sense to me
Came into this thread thinking I was not a feminist, leaving realising that's exactly what I am! Thanks ladies
You say it's not sorted for women and that until it is, we still need to fight for equality.
But you also say that an egalitarian society is a dream, giving the impression that you think it's either unlikely, or imaginary and therefore not able to be a reality.
So from what you've said, you'll fight for the equality of women, but not everyone else because you either feel it can't happen, or won't ever come about?
That confuses me. Why would you feel that a society where women are equal is worth fighting for and able to be a reality, and yet a society where EVERYone is an equal is not something that could happen?
(This is a genuine, healthy curiosity, I'm not trying to offend at all!).
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