People are often surprised to learn that I’m not a feminist, though it’s a matter of public record, so here’s a refresher course.
Feminists, particularly those who embrace the mainstream, tend to get extremely reactive about social justice-based critiques of feminism and the movement as a whole. Rather than pushing back on critics, they need to engage with them and take their commentary seriously.
Taylor Swift appears to be a controversial figure on many axes; in terms of her music, her feminism, her very person. I think my Taylor Swift Position, were I forced to adopt one, is neutral; I like some of her music, I think she’s probably a perfectly nice person, and she’s made some very interesting […]
There’s been a lot of discussion in recent years about prominent female CEOs like Marissa Meyer and Sheryl Sandberg, with some feminists arguing that these women are making their companies more woman-friendly just by being in charge of them, that their hirings mark feminist victories that everyone should be celebrating. This has, as we know, […]
Many people are surprised to learn that I’m not a feminist, despite the fact that this information is readily available and it’s a topic I actually discuss rather a lot; I can’t identify with a group that is represented primarily by people who behave in oppressive ways, and has shown no sign of interest in […]