A Unified Feminism: Let’s Walk the Walk

I think we moderates need to unite.

We say that everyone’s experiences need to be taken seriously. We say that men’s issues (like being treated like predators, being conditioned to not express emotions, etc.) are important to us. We say that we are working toward equality.

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If feminism dismisses these claims, we are a bunch of hypocrites.

Let’s practice what we preach. Let’s walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Let’s make videos that go viral about legitimate men’s issues that we include in our movement. Let’s stop the polarization, and not let the voices of a few cloud our vision for equality.

Let’s ditch the extremists on both sides, unite with the moderates from the Men’s Right’s movement, and create a powerful, unified movement for gender equality together.

P.S. This should go without saying, but this is not an attack on feminism. I think many are doing a great job and pushing for real feminism and equality. But I think there are people who go too far, and I think pretending they don’t exist or that their ideas are okay because there are equally disturbing extremists on the “other side” is counterproductive.

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Maya Bialik

Maya Bialik

Teacher, author, and speaker making learning meaningful through curriculum strategy & creative experience design.