That's right, I said it. I think the majority of feminists in the western world are stupid. Why? Let me tell you.
Let's start with your modern day "common feminist". These are the kind of women that will say 'I refuse to be objectified', and then will wear low cut tops and push-up bras. That's like saying I believe in natural beauty then covering myself in make-up every day. I think that nowadays common feminism, in honesty, is more about low self esteem rather than anything else. Women often get equal opportunities whether it's in the workplace, education, socially or even politics. We have the same rights as every man. If these 'common feminists' fought for a cause that they didn't usually bring on themselves then I would understand and even support them because I do believe in equality between men and women. Men can be arseholes, they do use and abuse women but quite often, it's because we let them. You don't have to wear clothes that will make men objectify you, you don't have to sleep with a man the first night you meet him so he can use you... and with this whole 'if a guy sleeps with a girl, he's a boss but if a girl does, she's a slag' argument... DO YOU NOT THINK THE MAN IS IN THE WRONG? Who cares what society thinks? If you want to lower yourself to that level, you are acting like a slag. Surely you should fight for women not to lower themselves to sleeping around rather than having an issue with the fact a man gets away with it?
Next there's your "celebrity feminist". Yes, Lily Allen. What's this new stupid song about? She's clearly trying to do a parody of the Robin Thicke song - but in my opinion it's just to get some money and some fame. I mean, we haven't heard from her in a while, have we? Whilst I agree with some of what she says, and I think women should be comfortable with who they are on the inside and how they look, why is the focus so much on what a man thinks? Women choose whether they twerk or not, they choose what they wear (usually) and they choose how they act. Why is everyone getting so mad at the men like we don't have our own free choice? I am speaking about the majority of women in England here, I know some women in other countries genuinely don't have the choice. I'm a female of 19 years of age and I am not stereotypically beautiful and I do not have the perfect body. I am perfectly happy with the way I am. I don't need a celebrity to tell me men should accept me they way I am, because I don't care if they do or not. All that matters is I accept me and that's how every women in the world should feel. At the end of the day, your body is for you.
Finally, I'd like to point out the reason I wrote this article is because the word feminism is being thrown about too lightly these days. The above is all based on westernised countries, particularly England. People that claim to be a feminist are too often a mockery to the real great feminists of the world. I know my life would not be the same without the likes of suffragettes or the suffragists with the people like Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Feminism has produced beautiful morale, literature and given women an inner strength they haven't previously had. I have the right to a decent education, a job or source of income, I can vote, I can wear what I want and it is my choice whether I have children or not and none of this would have been possible without great feminists from the past. It is vital that true, strong feminists fight for these rights in the countries in which they are not equal, and by all means English feminists, if you really do care about the cause, fight for the rights YOU HAVE but other women don't. Why don't you fight for women in third world countries that don't have the right to education, love or any form of equality with men before you fight to get a song that many women like banned?