An Open Letter to “Feminist” Taylor Swift

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. Look, I like your music. I’m going to continue liking your music for a very long time, I have no doubt. However, you are not impressing me with this new facet of your personality. You know, the one where you have decided to embrace this shallow modern “feminism” that your friends Lena Dunham and Emma Watson have impressed upon you.

You’ve bought their rhetoric, you believe that feminism is about equality. Okay, I can let you have that point. You want to care about equality for women? That’s great.

Only Lena Dunham and Emma Watson, from all the evidence I can see, have a very narrow and shallow view of what the most urgent issues of equality are and where we need to address them.

I think you can do better.

You give a lot of money to charity. Maybe you should start with sending some of that charity toward helping the survivors of rape, genital mutilation, and acid attacks in the Middle East. Perhaps you could look at taking a vocal stance on how you think we should deal with the fact that right now in Iraq and Syria there is a terrorist organization sweeping across the villages, towns, and cities and kidnapping girls and women and selling them into slavery.

It might be time to open a discussion on how you think women in Saudi Arabia should be able to drive or leave the country without male permission or how you think women in China should be free to decide how many children they would like to have.

You have great fashion sense, you clearly care about clothes, so how about taking a stand for the women in Iran who are imprisoned if they do not wear the hijab in public.

There are a lot of places, people, and causes that could use a true feminist voice to speak up for equality, or at least a voice to open the floor and start the discussion, but you seem to be choosing to worry about how Emma Watson felt bad when she was called bossy as a child or about how Lena Dunham views her uterus in regards to politics.

Their view of feminism is shallow and useless to the women who really need equality and freedom from oppression the most.

We live in a part of the world where Lena Dunham can talk about sex openly and write television shows filled with promiscuous sex. Where she can act and dress however she likes and the only censure she will ever receive is from some in the media and people on the internet. She will never be jailed for not dressing modestly enough. She will never be charged with adultery for having sex outside of marriage. She will never be charged, imprisoned, and whipped for being raped.

We live in a part of the world where Emma Watson can have a net worth of $60 million dollars (where you can have a net worth of $200 million) and a degree in English Literature all by the age of 24.

Neither of you will ever face the horror of being shot in the head because you wanted to go to school. Neither of you will ever go through the horror of female genital mutilation. You will never be stolen from your family by terrorists and told that you must convert or be sold into slavery.

Thank god for that.

I am thankful every day that I live in the country that I do and that I do not face these horrors, but I know that others do.

Even if the “wage gap” was a real issue.

Even if women really are more sexualized or have higher physical standards placed on them by the media than men.

Even if being called “bossy” really did hurt a little girl’s self-esteem.

Those issues would still fall far far below the suffering of millions of women across the globe who are regularly ignored by the “feminists” in the Western world. If modern feminism could be bothered with addressing both issues simultaneously, I would accept that, but too often the women in these foreign countries are completely ignored.

You want a real story of women who were victorious in the face of adversity? Read about Malala Yousafzai, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, or Meriam Ibrahim.

You want a woman who could use a voice to speak up for her? Talk to Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband has been imprisoned in Iran since 2012.

You want a real feminist celebrity icon to look up to? Shift your focus to someone like Angelina Jolie who has made a success of herself and has put her money and her time where her mouth is. She has actually put herself out there, working to help women in war torn areas. Women in countries where oppression is actually occurring.

When she speaks it has substance. It’s substance that is painful and gritty and makes me cry, but it’s real and it’s the pain of women (and men) who deserve to have a voice.

Emma Watson devoted a total of two sentences in her “groundbreaking” speech at the UN to the issue of child brides and education in Africa. That was it, that was her nod to the issues of oppression that women face in other countries.

You can do better than that and, if you want to be an actual feminist that cares about the rights and equality of women, you should do better than that.

– Sincerely, a fan.

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  1. I love when people tell OTHER PEOPLE what to do with their charity money. Instead of calling out a celebrity how about you start a charity fund yourself. I see a contribution bar but failed to see the title of “for the oppressed women of the middle east.” Hypocritical much?

    • The “contribution” bar isn’t for charity, it’s for running costs of this site and other projects. I highly encourage everyone to find a good charity that helps people and I would love to see more people giving money to charities that help these women.
      If I had a networth of 200 million you can bet that I would be donating and doing charity work with it, unfortunately I barely make enough to pay my bills.
      I’m not telling her how to spend her money on charity, I’m making a suggestion. If you can’t see the difference, I pity you.

  2. I have spent the better part of my career in the environmental movement. Nothing has frustrated me more than our ability and willingness, as environmentalists, to tear one another apart because we felt that one for of environmentalism was better than another. They all had valid points and some of us were too collaborative, some too extreme, some overly focussed on policy…. But the net effect was that collectively the Enviromental movement fragmented itself so badly through in fighting that it didn’t get much done

    I feel the same sense of judgment in your blog. Watson and Swift may not be your ideal form of feminists but they are drawing a lot of attention to the issues and a raising ride just may float all boats

    If enough people tell them that their form of feminism is wrong or not enough they will simply withdraw from the issue. On second thought, maybe I should reconsider Telling you to back off. We could really use either of them in the green movement

    • I’m not telling them to “back off” I’m telling them they need to refocus their view of what oppression is and where women need their help the most.
      Are you trying to tell me that I should just ignore the fact that they are shallowly ignoring the plight of actual women who need their help?
      A “rising tide may float all boats” is not going to work here. The women in these foreign countries do not have a boat, they are drowning.

      • You’re missing my point. Any social movement requires many voices that address different parts of the problem(s). My point these movements destroy themselves (or significantly underperform) when they don’t embrace different actors along different gradients of the spectrum.

        I was not implying you wanted these celebrities out. But I was implying that u

        • If there were actually many voices addressing multiple parts of the issue, you would have a point.
          However, there isn’t.

          I’m doing my part to remind people that there actually IS oppression and rape and horror facing women in other parts of the world and you are trying to shut me down by telling me that I shouldn’t risk them taking their toys and going home because I hurt their feelings.

      • Sent to early… I was implying that you only want them in on your terms and your priorities. And this suboptimizes. And surely you would admit the feminist movement has been less than optimally effective over the past two decades

        • They’ve been less effective BECAUSE no one has the guts to tell them that they need to actually be focussing on women who actually need equality.
          Almost all of them are too busy over here in the states and other western countries, whining about free birth control and talking about how their vaginas deserve a voice.

  3. You know what I notice, neither of these idiots who felt like commenting address whether your not your comments were factual or valid…because you know if you wanted to deal with facts instead of feelings…well morons like them don’t stand a chance when you bring in unfair weapons like reason.

  4. I’m not sure about this one. Of course some countries have worse inequality, but we really should try to combat all inequality (including different retirement ages according to gender in many countries).
    Australia is also a developed country, but do you remember the sexism Julia Gillard faced? It was ridiculous. The interview where a ‘reporter’ insisted her husband must be gay because he’s a hair dresser was particularly nauseating.

    • As I said in the article, if feminists were addressing both issues, rather than simply ignoring the women in foreign countries that are being actually oppressed (not just talked about nastily, please don’t equate someone being harangued by media to a woman being raped and murdered, that really gets on my nerves) I would be a lot more willing to not bother them about this.

      But they don’t talk about this. They ignore it. Emma Watson gives a “ground breaking” speech at the UN about feminism and barely throws a bone to women suffering real oppression. Lena Dunham has never once, to my knowledge, advocated or tried to work to help women in the Middle East.

  5. Part of me agrees with what your saying but I don’t agree with is having to fight for women in other countries screw that fight here at home take care of people here at home you dam idiots spend all the time money energy on foreign countries well go love there if you want to feed them clothe them educate them etc etc etc until the USA is taken care of flatten all 3rd world counts & empty our prison system over there to rebuild plain n simple

    • A. Your grammar and spelling is atrocious. I know I play fast and loose with my own grammar, but at least it doesn’t take 3 readings to decode what I write.
      B. Our problems ARE more or less taken care of. That’s my point. Our “problems” here in the west are inconsequential and shallow compared to the suffering in these other countries.
      At the risk of repeating myself a 3rd time, if you want to address problems in both places, that’s great. Just stop ignoring the suffering of women in the Middle East, Africa, and other 3rd world countries. If “feminists” are only concerned with vapid and shallow things here in the states, then they aren’t really all that concerned with the plight of women who are suffering at all really. All they really care about is their instant gratification.

  6. I do not want to put words in Meredith’s mouth but my take on the article is – Taylor Swift is symbolism for the fact that so many powerful women want to waste time and money on trivial petty items that occur in this country regarding women versus the serious issues of death, mutilation and rape (not to mention numerous legal beatings) that occur elsewhere in the world and now occasionally in America.
    Obviously all people can spend their own money however they wish.
    It just seems so silly, exhibiting moral relativity and bizarre when American women want to discuss their lack of inequality when women are not even 2nd class citizens elsewhere but mere chattel to be used and abused as seen fit.
    Basically you can not be serious about issues concerning American Women compared to everything else occurring in the world. The point is to be taken seriously you must start at the top and then work your way down to the trivial.
    The previous commentators obviously have no idea as to what is occurring elsewhere and/or do not know how to compare issues (moral relativity) – which is the problem that I think this article was referring to. Is 70 cents (which is highly inaccurate) more an hour equivalent to death – do not think so!!
    And although not stated in the article, I wonder if there is a actual fear of confronting the Islam issue – which is what this really is about.

  7. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Want to know why people hate feminism? Because of posts like this where you point fingers and try to say “you are doing it wrong” to people that actually SUPPORT your group. This is a great example of why no one has any idea what feminism stands for because feminists can’t even agree. They also willingly attack those trying to help because “they aren’t helping the right people or in the right way.” I love when people try to shame celebrities and tell them what they should do with their hard earned money. This is pathetic in my book, go make your own money and help yourself. -OM
    Note: Comments disabled here, please comment on their post.

    • Hey, I am not a feminist. I reject the title of “feminist” because I believe that feminism in this country is shallow and narrow in its attempts to help people. It doesn’t help anyone who actually needs help.

      Feminism has its place…or it would if Feminists actually gave a shit about women who are actually oppressed. The fact that they don’t is the actual reason why people don’t like feminism.

  8. Hello there! Stumble upon your post through Harsh Reality’s blog. I do agree to a certain extend with you. Especially in love with Emma Watson’s speech. I’ve recently blogged about #HeForShe. In fact it was just yesterday. Do check it out if you’re interested. Thank you and great post! 🙂 x

    https://secretstojuliet.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/heforshe/

    • I’m not sure how we agree if you are “in love” with Emma Watson’s speech. It was vapid and shallow and addressed none of the real issues of oppression against women.
      Did you read my post? Because I actually covered all of that in there.

  9. I hear you. I’m not into the feminist label at all. I remember when I read “Infidel” (sp?), it shocked and touched me. I really had no idea until then. Awareness of these horrors are necessary for change. It is so much easier in our bubble. I saw it less as a criticism and more as a call to action. Let your voice be heard. Love & light, Val

  10. I feel a bit horrible because this post made me laugh a little. It’s mostly because of the ‘open letter’ thing. In this format things like this: “However, you are not impressing me with this new facet of your personality.” just sound so silly. Taylor Swift is not going to read this letter, and you drew all the attention of people who actually might stumble upon this and read it to Taylor Swift and whether you’re being unfair to criticize her or not. It’s silly to expect anyone to care whether or not you’re impressed if they don’t know you. Assuming Taylor Swift was going to read this letter, it sounds like you’re trying to make her feel guilty for her success in order to draw her attention to the ‘right causes’. It sounds to me that you’re saying it was better when she was just playing her music and generally not giving a crap about anyone. Regardless of the fact that the troubles you speak of are real, dire, and actually do deserve the attention you’re demanding, and whether or not that was the intent, when I read ‘you give a lot of money to charity’ within the context of your text it gives me the impression that you consider that a bad thing and a little ‘hypocrisy’ bell rings inside my brain and makes me laugh. This is in no way a laughing matter in my opinion, but yet there it is.

    • There was no intent to make her feel bad for her success (in fact if you look at previous articles I’ve written about Swift, I have praised her success) and I certainly don’t want to make her feel bad for giving to Charity.
      My comments are merely trying to open her eyes (if she did happen to read this) or the eyes of her many fans (which is really the point of open letters, which are a common thing in editorials, there are a few of those on this site) to the real problems in the world.

      The charities she gives to are all great charities and I would have never told her she should pick a few new ones if it weren’t for the fact that she now wants to act the part of the “enlightened” feminist who now understands what feminism is all about.
      She has a shallow useless view of what feminism should be used to accomplish, most likely because of the company keeps…possibly because she’s 24 and most 24 year olds have a shallow view of the world.

      • My comment was not directed at your intent exactly, rather at what people will inevitably see when they read this. It’s a reason why I am mostly irked when I see open letters around in sites and blogs (I am aware they are a thing, I wasn’t pointing it out as something you came up with). I mean well when I say that putting the focus on Swift, or any other celebrity, takes it away from the point you’re making and is not beneficial. My reaction to this post would have been entirely different if you had made it about the actual issue and then mentioned Swift, Watson and etc as examples. Using someone to make a point is more effective if you don’t make it about them, is what I’m saying. Maybe Taylor Swift, Emma Watson and so on are as enlightened as they can be at the moment, they are quite young, as you point out yourself. If helping a little girl’s self esteem is the best they are mentally capable of achieving I say bless them… Maybe they prevent a suicide and that’s worth something in my book. Then again, I’m only 25 myself, maybe I still have a simplistic view on things. 😉

        • They have a national stage and an audience they influence. If Emma Watson is going to be given the floor at the UN she has a responsibility to know what she is talking about and use her influence for good.

          As I am also 24 years old, I know that they have the capability to understand what is going on in the world…if they would bother to be involved.

          Obviously I am name dropping to expand my own audience, a necessary evil in journalism.

          • And your opinion is that she’s done no good at all whatsoever? Then maybe you should question the UN for allowing her to speak in the first place.

            As a writer, not a journalistic writer, but still, I honestly think that some evils are a choice people try to pass off as necessity in order to excuse themselves; that is directed at media in general, not only yourself. I will not try to tell you how you should write your posts, and was just giving an input as a reader. Although… Based on some responses you’ve received from other commenters I honestly question how well your necessary evil is working.

            You being 24 yourself doesn’t necessarily mean every other 24 year old in the planet should have the same mental capacity, maturity, or whatever other quality as you. You cannot know what another individual is capable of understanding based on their age alone, hence my repeated use of the word ‘maybe’ during my argumentation.

            As lovely as this exchange as been, I have a feeling it’s gone past a productive point however, so I wish you the best in all your endeavors and a very pleasant evening. 🙂

            • I question the UN’s intelligence level regularly actually.

              And no I don’t think Emma Watson has done any good whatsoever, at least not in this case.

              As for the response by readers, aside from the a couple of vapid commenters who don’t know when to stop commenting, the receptionist has been good on twitter, tumblr, facebook, and google +…so yes my necessary evil did in fact work. This post is one of the most read posts on this site for the week.

              • I’ve read it. Would you say it made a positive impact on me? I stand by my opinion on this one, sorry.

                Maybe I’m the one not knowing when to stop commenting now, I suppose, considering I’ve said goodbye already. My apologies.

              • If it didn’t make a positive impact on you then you are either not the target audience or you are too close minded to realize that feminism in this country needs a serious reboot and that we need to send the message that their are more important things than “ban bossy” and free birth control in this world for feminists to fight for.
                Regardless, I have seen a positive response to this post in other venues.

              • On the contrary, I’m open minded enough to defend the fact that people have the right to fight for what they want and I don’t assume that because their actions are not world changing, or not world changing in the way I would like that they can be beneficial… Regardless of who they or how much money they make. Every fight is a fight in my book. I’m probably not your target audience, you’re right about that.

                Even if I did believe in feminism, which disregarding the term entirely and focusing on issues addressed by some (emphasis on ‘some’) feminists, in several ways I do… I would never call myself one or actively support the movement… Because it’s honestly too close minded for me. As many, or almost all, movement are nowadays.

              • If all someone can do is give lip service to freedom, human rights, and equality then they deserve any criticism they get. If you want to talk about how equality and freedom is what you want for women and then vapidly assume that women’s body image and how “oppressed” women in the United States is where the fight should be right now…yeah, I’m not going to say “that’s cool, that’s your opinion” I’m going to say “that’s stupid as hell and you are a waste of the word Feminist”. This is why I spend so much time mocking feminism in my writing.

              • Alright, how you spend your writing time is your business. Even if you don’t grant others the same, I respect that.

                If you want to talk human rights, equality, and freedom while criticizing another person’s choice of cause by calling them a ‘waste’ and then state (or imply, whichever you believe you were doing) that I’m close minded then I’m going to start laughing again. Because that’s hypocritical.

                Equality and freedom is not what I want for women, it’s just what I want plain and simple. Freedom for me includes choice. If you ever want to talk about that, come and find me. 😉

              • Yeah, I would like choice for everyone too. Including the choice to not be murder, raped, or sold into slavery.

                All I ask is that people who are advocating for freedom and equality to look outside their little bubble of American “oppression” and see the real world and the much larger problems therein.

                The fact that people have a problem understanding that concept is quite sad.

              • I live in Brazil. People are murdered raped and sold into slavery here. As they are in the US. As they are everywhere. Including men. A shit ton of men are murdered, and even raped, everywhere in the world, take a minute and shed a tear or two for then, maybe.

                My issue is that you’re asking people something while at the same time implying or outright stating that what they already do is worthless if they don’t comply and you don’t see or don’t care how that behavior affects people’s understanding of your opinions. That’s sad too. If people communicated better maybe things would get done a lot quicker and a lot better. And I’d call myself naive for saying that if I actually believed it was possible, but I’m not that optimistic I’m afraid.

              • Then advocate for people to pay attention to that too! I’m referring to the American feminists who can’t look beyond their own shallow “problems”. Not Brazil.

                Though I’m not a stranger to the problems in that area of the world either. My current concern at this moment is wrapped around the Middle East certainly, but I wish more attention was being paid to the issues of freedom and human rights in many many other countries as well.

                Yes, I do feel the emphasis on feminist issues as they relate to America are a waste of time when we have much more heinous crimes and human rights abuses to worry about.

                If you feel that’s a problem, you are more than welcome to stop commenting.

  11. I am going to change the tide with this, but only a little. I agree that people with more money should help more in areas where they are able. I agree that more should be done about the horrors in the middle east. I agree that people are able to help but often don’t. I can say this without feeling as though I am a hypocrite because I am actively donated and involved in raising money for the middle east issue and for girls who are being sold into prostitution. I am also involved with a group that goes in and takes girls off the streets and helps get them back into society safely and with help that is desperately needed. I sponsor a child, and my dad is involved in missions in Thailand, America and Africa, where girls are facing the awful things you have described.

    However, I have a strong disagreement with what you’re saying about T Swift giving money to other organisations that help with mental disorders, and your apparent disregard of ‘western’ problems. There are problems, especially with girls through abuse and bullying. I could go on and on about this, but the reality is that there are issues that are equally as life threatening in western society (like depression and anxiety, eating disorders etc) as there are in developing nations. Yes, the developing nations issues receive more media attention, yes I agree they are horrible and awful and completely inhumane and disgusting. Yes they ruin people’s lives every day. Yes, they are to a degree changeable. But there are also issues today in our society that need the same attention. If all funds were focused on the Middle East, My generation would probably kill itself. Quite literally. Not all, but this generation is especially prone to suicides and mental illnesses.

    Please don’t get me wrong. The issues in the middle east need our attention, need help. They break my heart. I actually wrote an article ‘The Feminist War’ on my blog about similar things. But that shouldn’t overshadow our issues as well. 🙂

    • First, I never said that Taylor should not give to domestic charities. I said that if she wants to be a feminist that actually fights for equality and freedom for women, then there are places where she should consider additional support.

      Second, I think our generation needs less coddling, not more.

      Third, no the issues in our society are nowhere near the same level and there is no excuse for feminists to ignore the very present, very horrible issues overseas and instead focus on domestic “problems”. Sure we have problems, but they are not anywhere near the same level and we have plenty of people talking about those issues…would it kill a handful of people to spend a little more time on the issues of women in the Middle East.
      No, it would not.
      These women have no voice otherwise.

      • No i didn’t say you did 🙂

        Maybe, though, she is not lead to pour money into that area. Many people are, but many people aren’t as well. She’s a person with a heart (from what I can gather) and I believe (my personal opinion) that MANY (not all) celebrities help a great deal in charities that need help.

        Secondly, thats your opinion. Mine, when yours is presented like that, I agree with. However that does not exclude the fact that rates of mental disorders have been rising, as well as domestic abuse and alcohol/drug abuse.

        When you say ‘feminists’ you are using a very broad statement including all women who proclaim themselves to be feminist. I do not agree that all feminists are ignoring the issues overseas. There is a balance, in my opinion. And we need to find it, yes.

        It would not kill anyone. But they are also receiving voice from many western countries. You have gone from targeting Taylor Swift to targeting all feminists.

        This has been interesting but looking through your other comments and posts, you are a stubborn person and will argue until you’re blue in the face. So I rest my case 🙂

        • Well I am stubborn when I’m right.

          As for the generalization of “feminist” I am referring to the vocal feminists with a wide audience and influence and they do ignore these issues. If some feminist in podunksville does pay attention, that’s great…can they accomplish anything?

          I’m asking for the people with a powerful voice and the ability to change something to do something.

          • *When you think you are right

            What it would seem you are trying to say is that unless you are rich and famous, your beliefs and voice and support of people helping women and children in developing nations who are faced with horrific hardships every day don’t matter and won’t achieve anything. Why don’t you go to a primary school and tell all the children that unless they get famous they can’t do anything significant, they can’t accomplish anything.

            Have a nice day, love.

            • No, when I am right. Just because you disagree, doesn’t mean I’m not right.

              And that is not what I said, what I said is the people with an audience have the ability to make widespread changes. Where as the people with no large audience will have to work much much harder to make any sort of change, that’s just reality.

              • And just because you disagree with me makes me wrong? I don’t think so honey.

                So go and tell them that its not worth trying because its too hard, if you don’t have a large following. Either way you’re sounding pretty silly to say the least. In my opinion, anyway :*

              • I wouldn’t tell someone to not try just because it’s hard. If that was the case I would just say to hell with writing, I’ll let the big news guys decide the narrative. Why should I bother trying? I don’t get paid for this, but I do it because it’s important.

                That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t like the New York Times to get off their rear end and write something worth while every now and again.

  12. There is nothing wrong with wanting a celebrity (that one supports) to focus their efforts on a particular issue that receives less media attention because let’s face it- Swift probably jumped on a bandwagon more or less. As a supporter of her music (yes I have a few of her songs on my iPod purchased through iTunes for which she received payment) anyone is entitled to voice their opinion to make one aware of the dire issues to which said celebrity should give her attention/monies to. There are plenty of issues “in relation to” to which Swift, who has a huge following- could draw media attention to on her own. She need not go following in the footsteps of another celebrity who’s already in progress. Hopefully in addition to the blog you will also reach out to her publicist and make them aware of the opportunity.
    This reminds me of a few weather related incidents to use as an example. Years ago, everybody remembers the horrible tornadoes that affected Joplin, MO. Their tragedy was incomprehensible- hundreds of lives lost, may they RIP. I remember hearing of many tornadoes that month that had a lesser death toll and was equally devastating to those affected. Guess where the celebrities sent their monies to due to media exposure? Angelina & Brad, were amongst many celebrities donating to the media sensation (which was fine, I applaud them) but other affected cities were not given the same attention solely because the death toll did not surpass Joplin which is kind of morbid and disturbing, don’t you agree?

  13. Reblogged this on Thoughts And Views That Matter! and commented:
    Are celebrities feminist enough?

  14. I stumbled across this post from opinionated man’s blog. I would like to say good on Emma Watson and Taylor Swift for speaking of something they believe in!

    Good on you too for trying to bring a voice to women who desperately need help. I don’t think one cause has to be in conflict with the other, I appreciate anyone who seeks equality in any form.

  15. Well Said.
    I totally agree with your views. Personally speaking, whenever a “Feminist” gets up and makes demands, i just chuckle and say….ohh well, its good that your seemingly good cause for history is ensuring that women get paid $2 per hour more…Its good that your cause concerns ensuring that women get access to birth-control….Its good that your cause is fighting for women to be on the boards of fortune-500 coys….

    But what of those who are actually being butchered and used as sex-slaves? Those who cannot have access to an Education because they are women, those who cannot own property BECAUSE THEY ARE WOMEN, those who are not given the chance to marry who they want to BECAUSE THEY ARE WOMEN, those who are forced to marry the deceased husband’s brother BECAUSE THEY ARE WOMEN…..
    Instead of fighting for these horror cases…You have over-sexed people given platforms to present their myopic self-gratifying views because it is “hip” to do so.

    A huge joke…

  16. And ohh..one more thing, i have no qualms whatsoever as to where they send their dollars to – its their money and how they spend it is their business. Just don’t stand up and say you are fighting for WOMEN rights if you are not tackling the nitty gritty that really affect women as humans.

  17. One of the fundamental beliefs of feminism is that women have the right to make their own choices. And many women don’t make the same choices I would make, however they have my complete support, as is it their “human right” to make the choices that are best for them.

    At the end of the day I like to celebrate the things that resonate with me and if there is something I think needs to be worked on, I don’t bother to look at anyone else to fix it…besides myself.

    The more women support each other and build each other up, the better place this world be.

    And btw you have a great blog!

  18. Terrific article, Meredith!

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