12 4 / 2012
I decided to work on our Youtube Channel this evening, by creating a playlist dedicated to the topic of feminism; however, I did not find what I was expecting. Perhaps it was a bit naive of me to expect to find an equal amount of pro-feminism and anti-feminism media. The videos that spoke about feminism in the way in which I conceive the movement were scattered sparsely throughout the search results. I scanned through the results to find many hateful anti-feminist videos. While I completely respect the opinions of others and their right to share said opinions, I have to say that I was disappointed to find so many negative viewpoints.
Perhaps these individuals perceive feminism to be represented by a group of hairy, angry, men-hating lesbians who want to act violently to overcome “the Man”. If this is true, I am truly saddened by the lack of education these individuals possess.
By no means do I wish to discount the opinions of others, and in fact I admire the passion and conviction that they have for their beliefs. I merely wish to express my own belief that education is crucial to understanding. I believe that it is my responsibility to educate myself on the views of others, whether I agree or not. And I also consider it the responsibility of WARRR to help provide information and education, not only related to feminism, but also to women’s issues as a whole. This includes, but is not limited to, reproductive rights, equality, women’s health, wages disparities, political activism, gender and transgender issues, sex education, and more.
Whether you stand with us or against us, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this post and any other posts on our blog, and taking the time to educate yourself on our views.