It’s 2018, Do What You Fucking Want

Friends. I got a little fired up this morning after reading an article online. Story of my life to be honest, and while I normally try to not react, today was not one of those days. I want to share with you a bunch of what I wrote. It’s a bit rambly as I originally posted it on Facebook but hopefully someone can take something away from it anyways. REMINDER: It’s 2018, do what you want!

I AM A STAY AT HOME MOM.
So far this morning, I have fed my two kids, dressed them, played with them, vacuumed and scrubbed windows and walls. Changed diapers. I took chicken out of the freezer to cook for dinner. I took my husbands last name when we got married almost 7 years ago.

I also bake, take care of three pets and don’t care if my kid wants to pretend to be a princess. Along with many other things.

I do this because I WANT to. It is MY CHOICE to do so. I like what I do. Women literally DIED for me to have the ability to make this choice. I’m also a DIE HARD FEMINIST (shocking, I know). I have never once had a comment on the fact that I’m a SAHM and feminist (of course, this is probably different for other people). This article is dangerous.

It is pinning women against each other (story of our lives), by belittling others choice of what they choose to do (protesting, standing up for human rights, etc). If you think this fight is over I am here to tell you you’re WRONG. Read more free press, read more studies, read more statistics. Talk to women who are fighting for their right to the same wage as a male who has the EXACT same position. Talk to little girls who are raped and then forced by their government to keep the baby. This is the tip of the freaking iceberg.

I’m afraid of basements too. It has nothing to do with feminism or strength.

So no, I won’t stop fighting for the rights of all women everywhere including my daughters, Ellie Winters. I would also never attempt to force anyone to start, but don’t you dare try to tell others they shouldn’t be a complete freaking wildfire if they want to be.

PS.
If anyone makes it this far, I know she hastily adds at the bottom woo girl power, but that is NOT enough to make up for the entire article telling women to stop being feminists.

EDITED TO ADD:
Also I want to add that I made a freaking HUGE privileged error in this post and I’m going to call myself out on it.

Writer states:
‘We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.’

This is ridiculous and super westernized of her to say. Who is ‘we’? Women? Or more specifically white women? Even within that, there’s white women in awful positions with no rights too. The bigger picture of that is this is a super white privilege statement to make. She is excluding entire countries where women have NO rights. Do a freaking Google search, it’s horrifying. It is not acceptable. We are not free until we are all free.

 

 

 

 

 

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