This post will make someone mad. But you know what? I don't really care.
So. The hashtag "YesAllWomen" has been trending ever since the murders at UCSB. It's all over my Facebook feed, and while I have no issue with the stories posted and understand all of the rage and pain expressed by the women tweeting such things, I have some major issues with the idea of "YesAllWomen", and, if we're all being honest here, feminism in general.
To start this airing of grievances, let's look at the hashtag itself. "YesAllWomen"? Does this not imply that every woman on the planet agrees with your statements and thinks such things? To me it does, and that's a problem for me. I don't want your thoughts and ideas tied to me; I have my own, thanks.
Let's look at some of the other stuff I've had thrown at me via Facebook lately, shall we? We have all of these articles talking about how the California murders were due to the fact that the killer felt he was entitled to sex from these women. Let me be the first to say that I in no way agree with or support his view. However, here's the issue that's been bothering me. The majority of the comments on such articles tend to generalize this viewpoint, saying that it's one that all men have in common. Kittens, this simply is not true. There are so many gentlemen in our world, albeit the creepy ones tend to get more attention. And furthermore, don't women do the same thing? While they may not have the same sense of entitlement, I think we all have that one attractive female friend who is frustrated when men don't ask her for a date. I think the same idea of entitlement applies.
So, to keep this brief, I'm going to stop here. There will be more posts with my further thoughts on feminism in the future.