so the pres of a feminist org that i’m in is srsly offended that some people in the group r openly “man-haters” because it creates an “unwelcoming atmosphere.”
what kind of inclusive feminist space are we creating if we shun women who have been abused, hurt, or exploited by men 2 the point of hating them?
men: must feel welcome
women: only welcome if they also make men feel welcome
A+ feminist organisation there gee
Well honestly like you need male supporters to help the cause and pushing them away, especially when they had no direct correlation with whoever hurt those women, is decreasing your chances of having a stronger organization. Obviously female feminists themselves are still making an impact, but having male ones are nice as well and it’s much easier to have men aboard since they (sadly) can communicate better to the other males who are too incredibly sexist to even listen to women. What blows my mind is that these men are TRYING to help, they are trying to make your life better, and easier, and you are pushing them away because they are men.
(Also, I am in fact a female feminist, just in case any of you would have assumed I was male and not have taken me seriously.)