To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”
This invisibility is political. Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via kalechips13)
kervinshope said: Are you a feminist? or , do you support these people?
If, by “these people”, you mean feminists then I absolutely do. I support the feminist mission of equal rights and equal treatment of men and women. Absolutely.
Am I a feminist? In so far as a man can be a feminist, I would say I am. However, I believe that when it comes to the feminist movement it is my job as an ally to women to support women who identify as feminists and do what a can to foster a society in which women are treated equally. I do not believe it is my job to claim feminism of force my way into being a part of a women’s movement.
In short, I support feminism and women in feminist movements but do not feel comfortable identifying myself as a feminist as I do not believe it is my job to decide what is and is not feminist - up to and including myself. Does that make sense?
JESUS CHRIST THIS IS THE BEST RESPONSE
You answer a question enough times…
I wouldn’t mind if you call yourself a Feminist, but I think it’s great that you consider the opinions of women first and foremost
I appreciate that and if YOU would like to call me a feminist that’s fine by me, but I frankly think the least feminist thing I can possibly do as a dude is start attempting to make it about me.
When I gain new followers
He’s a silly man who talks very, very fast! And you’re most welcome, shulkiesmash!
I mean I don’t really get new followers or anything but yeah what even