One of the hardest things in blogging, at least for me, isn’t coming up with post ideas. Nope – I’ve got hundreds of those, actually. For me, the trouble comes in putting those thoughts into words cohesive enough to be understood. Most days, I’m able to make it work – in the few short hours before I have to put on a blazer and make my way into the office, procrastination pays off and I find myself writing something I’m proud of. Today though that doesn’t seem to be happening, so instead, I’ve got some disjointed and incomplete thoughts.
// I’ve seen a few articles floating around the Internet about this Facebook group. When I first read some of the posts on this page, I thought it was a parody “I don’t need feminism because the men in my life respect me.” Like alright…I’m not sure I understand what point you’re trying to make.
I realized though that these women just don’t know what feminists actually stand for and are trying to accomplish. Somehow, they got caught up in the idea of “man-hating, bra-burning” feminists, and never took the time to figure out what the movement was really about. They found the Tea Party, but not the Republicans.
I don’t think I could put it better than my roommate, who said “I just don’t understand how you get a whole group together to fight against something, without any of you ever thinking to look into what that thing actually is.”
And if you ask me, a lot of them seem like they have some pretty feminist beliefs, if only they knew that’s what it was.
// While we’re on the subject, Marielle and I are planning a feminist-themed link-up that we’re super excited about!
What: The F-Word Link-Up: a link-up for all the feminist bloggers out there who want to connect and share their beliefs. Each month, there will be an optional prompt, starting with “when did you realize you were a feminist?”
When: The first Thursday of each month, starting on August 7
Why: Because between the two of us, we’ve noticed a lack of feminist and related posts out there, at least that we’ve been able to find. We know there’s got to be more of us out there, and really want to meet you and help you to meet each other
// I’ve been posing a lot of blogging-themed questions on Twitter lately, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let’s get a conversation started!