I need feminism because I’m tired of Romance and stories written from the Female Perspective being categorized as Women’s Fiction.
I need feminism because, when I show an interest in something genuinely masculine like the military, I am told that I am a “slut looking for some d.”
I need feminism because, when I stated that, my conversational partner disconnected without a word.
I need feminism because I cannot show my face or body on camera without being sexually harassed. “TITS” is not an appropriate greeting, and NO, you may not see a naked picture of me. Saying no to these things does not make me a “SLUT” or “CUNT!”
[WNF Note: Triota Women’s Studies Honors Society, Students United for Reproductive Justice, and National Organization for Women at University of Connecticut teamed up this month for a Who Needs Feminism photo campaign. This is the first image out of a series of four.]
We need feminism because no one should be oppressed for being themselves.
I need feminism because people have died due to patriarchy.
I need feminism because my best (male) friend told me I don’t have a boyfriend because I am “too independent.” My self sufficiency and confidence should NOT be a turnoff.
I need feminism because boys* don’t realise that no isn’t playing hard to get. It means I won’t kiss you.
Sick of boys groping me in nightclubs and having to shout no, pull them off me and threaten to report them to security if they don’t leave me alone right now. If I did that, it would be bunny boiling, if they do it I’m frigid. Sexist Logic’s the best.