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"Am I a Feminist?" | Pajiba Helps Answer a Confusing Question

By Courtney Enlow | Miscellaneous | September 25, 2014 | Comments ()

By Courtney Enlow | Miscellaneous | September 25, 2014 |


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Every time we discuss feminism, at least one helpful commenter points out much-needed information, like how everyone should identify as humanist rather than feminist, or that we are engaging in cult behavior because misandry is literally just as big a problem as (if not totally worse than!) misogyny, or that women can’t even vote in this country. And, as a woman, I require this kind of male-supplied information. Otherwise, how will I even know anything!? Do I even need to know anything besides sandwich recipes?! How do I even get wi-fi living inside my dishwasher!? My period!

Amidst all these super helpful posts and comments, I realized, perhaps people genuinely don’t know what feminism is, or what it’s supposed to be. And, perhaps, I can assist. So, I decided to offer up the following questionnaire to help determine if you, yes you!, are a feminist.

1. Do you view all genders as equal?

2. Do you think all people should be equal?

3. Do you hate women?

4. Vaginas—those inherently make you dumber, right?

5. Rape—that’s bad, right?

ANSWER KEY: 1) Yes, 2) Yes, 3) No, 4) OMG totes not, 5) Yep, super bad.

If you answered these questions correctly, then congratulations! You’re a feminist! Let’s throw a feminist party! Here’s Gloria Steinem in a party hat!

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Whether you identify as male, female, non-binary or someone else, whatever color you are, wherever you fall on the sexuality spectrum, or you aren’t on it at all, whoever you may be, if you answered these questions according to the totally scientific answer key, we’re in this together. Go forth and stomp the patriarchy in whatever shoes you so choose—stilettos, flats, sneakers, lyrical sandals, army boots, Garfield slippers, those weird running shoes with toes, barefoot, whatever! Let’s high-five with tampons!


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