If you didn’t see it earlier this week, Aziz Ansari was on Letterman and ended up doing this pretty fantastic bit on feminism, and how most sane people are feminist, but they don’t even realize it. Basically, being a feminist merely means that you believe that women and men should be treated equally, he said. Then he put it in terms of Beyonce and Jay-Z. Rational people don’t go to a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert and think that Beyonce should be paid 23 percent less than Jay-Z, do they?
The reason why some people don’t want to be associated with feminist, as he sees it, is that some people in our culture associate feminism with angry, ranting women, like “Precious’s mom is going to start yelling at you,” and even some women don’t want to be labled a feminist they don’t want “that crazy bitch yelling at me.”
He’s right, too. Hollywood’s feminist are terrifying. Let’s just gaze upon the faces of those aggressive, angry bitches. You might want to sit back away from your computer, lest the emanating anger infect you.