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A Lengthy Feminist Response to Shailene Woodley about the Definition of Feminism

By Courtney Enlow | Think Pieces | May 5, 2014 |

By Courtney Enlow | Think Pieces | May 5, 2014 |

When asked by Time if she thinks she’s a feminist, Granola Oatley responded as such:

No because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take the men away from the power’ is never going to work out because you need balance. With myself, I’m very in touch with my masculine side. And I’m 50 percent feminine and 50 percent masculine, same as I think a lot of us are. And I think that is important to note. And also I think that if men went down and women rose to power, that wouldn’t work either. We have to have a fine balance.

My biggest thing is really sisterhood more than feminism. I don’t know how we as women expect men to respect us because we don’t even seem to respect each other. There’s so much jealousy, so much comparison and envy. And “This girl did this to me and that girl did that to me.” And it’s just so silly and heartbreaking in a way.

MOTHERFUCKING SHIT GODDAMN. I am so fucking sick of faux intellectual Hollywood dipsaps telling us why they’re not feminists when they clearly have no fucking clue about what feminism is because if they did they wouldn’t fucking be saying this. GODDAMN SHIT MOTHERFUCKER.

You want to know what a feminist is, Woodley?



I am all for sisterhood, but you know what? I care more about feminism than sisterhood. Because some women? They’re fucking morons. Just like men. When we decide all women must stand together in harmony as though we all must agree and support one another in every endeavor, that’s how you get Sarah Fucking Palin. I’m not going to stand by every single female just because I’m rockin’ vag just like she is. Because feminism, at its very core, means every woman has the same right to be as big a shitheel as a man. And that’s fucking beautiful.

You can argue all you want with the failings of the “movement,” but we are the movement. What we do, what we say? That’s the movement. For better or worse, we exist in a time where every opinion is visible and everyone has a voice. Whatever the feminist movement is now, it’s Twitter, it’s blogs, it’s commenters, it’s Shai Shai Woodzicle’s freedom to dance around with hairy armpits.

Live your fucking life like the fucking boss you are. It’s OK to be a feminist. It’s OK (I guess) not to be. But Google a goddamn word before you go decrying it.

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