Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Thread of RAGE

#5031
rachely
Participant

Men do need to stand up and help, but I still believe that as women we need to take the lead on this and not wait for men to do so. We must become a lot more vocal and a lot less understanding. If we don’t take a stand for ourselves because we KNOW that we are worth more than the way we are treated everyday, then we are also at fault. We are not a minority of the population but we are treated as one and that needs to end.

I’ve been trying with my sister to come up with a coherent reason why the whole “this is what a feminist looks like” t-shirt thing and Emma Watson’s He and She (is that what it’s called?). I still can’t articulate it very well, but there is something about it that rankles as a “oh, so to stand up and say THIS IS WRONG we somehow need male permission? it’s okay to be a feminist because Benedict Cumberbatch says he is? [which, regardless, wouldn’t it be more useful if it was, say, Arnold Schwartzenagger (sp)? I mean does anyone think BC wasn’t?]