By Diana Carson-May– WWH– Fem- Nazi. I don’t like this word. Yet, I’ve been called several times. I’ve been called this twice in one week, by two different men. Once because I stated that I didn’t support Trump. The second time was because I spoke out about the stories of Cinderella and Snow White and said I couldn’t believe that we were still spoon feedings little girls these stories.
I am not a fem-Nazi. I don’t hate men. I am merely a woman with an opinion. I am a woman who doesn’t like to sit down and shut up if I feel something is unjust or unfair. It feels to me like wearing shoes that are too tight.
The first man called me names –he called me a bitch, a pink pussy hat wearer and at one point he called me, “little lady” and of course, femi nazi.
The second man just came right out and called me a femi nazi.
And I would have to ask men, why my opinion is not as important as their opinion? And I have to ask why the names I was called were ALL names intended to degrade women and put us in our so called PLACE.
It has never been more obvious to me that with our current president, that women aren’t as important as men.
A man was elected the President of the United States, even though it was publicized that he thought it was okay to grab women by the pussy. Think about that. That is rape culture.
Harvey Weinstein and the “Me, too” movement triggered woman after woman.
So, what is to say about it all?
Clearly, women are lacking the same rights as men and we have this coming for our president and men in power. How and why is that okay and how are we not holding them accountable?
How and why do they think it is okay to regulate our bodies and take control over our reproductive rights? Can you really think about that? That some men still want to own us and make decisions about us and our bodies.
And sometimes when they can’t, they call us names.
What bothers me if the lack of understanding and respect for women. While men were born into this world with rights, women have had to fight for them and we still don’t have the Equal Rights Amendment ratified in all states. That speaks VOLUMES. The sad part is that is was first introduced t Congress in 1923.
The proposed amendment was designed to GUARANTEE equal rights for ALL citizens regardless of sex. Why hasn’t this amendment been added to the Constitution?
Men in power.
The term Femi-Nazi is an exaggerated term for a so called militant or radical feminist. C’mon, I don’t want to exterminate men. That even sounds absurd. Even the label of ” feminist” sometimes bothers me.
I am woman and I love being a woman. I just want my rights. All of them. I want the same rights as men do and I don’t want men to have power over my body, my daughters body, my sisters, my sister in laws or my daughter in laws body. I don’t want men to have power any woman’s body.
Why is that too much to ask for? And why do we even have to ask? And why do we have to keep fighting for these rights?
So, when a man calls me a Femi-Nazi, it speaks volumes about him. Not me.
And there you have it.