Saturday, March 12, 2016

Victim Chic

This quote from Amy Alkon illustrates a lot of what's frustrated me about feminism, at least, the version of feminism currently peddled online and on campuses:
So, women are men's equals, yet they can't even be allowed to decide for themselves whether they were victimized or not?
I've witnessed women online -- strangers -- redefining other women as victims, even if they don't see themselves that way, to fit their ideology. This is wrong on so many levels, the least of which is the lack of agency over one's own experiences, something that supposed be central to feminism,