Saturday, 3 March 2018
Yet she cannot and will not say she is a feminist.
So why? Why is it that young girls, even those raised by feminists, are afraid to name themselves feminist? Loudly. Openly.
When I ask her this she says that some feminist action is “stupid”. I ask for examples and she tells me of a feminist demand that traffic lights sometimes feature a female figure crossing instead of a male. It’s a fuss over nothing she tells me and makes feminists look silly. I consider myself a feminist. I never even saw this action. "Oh no", she tells me. "I'm proud of the stuff you do. That's real. It's just the other feminist stuff that puts girls off."