Where do you stand on Feminism?

Monday, 19 June 2017

"I could never go out with someone who's not a feminist"

I started watching Love Island for the first time last week... it's pretty much impossible to avoid. Everyone at work is talking about this sensational TV show that seems to have the nation hooked. There's so much anticipation over who'll couple up with who, and which couple will outlast everyone else... I love it!

I never really thought that Love Island would be something that I would genuinely get in to watching, and enjoy watching, but I sincerely have.

Despite everyone at work constantly chatting about who Chris has snogged/what happened at the recoupling etc, and Zoe Sugg saying she really enjoyed watching the show; what actually got me watching it in the first place was the clips all over Twitter of Camilla and Johnny's fall-out over feminism.

In the space of a four minute clip, I gained so much respect for a young woman who I knew virtually nothing about. All I knew was damn, that's a girl who'll stand up for what she believes even if it makes her vulnerable and puts her at a disadvantage. That's a girl I can look up to.

I can honestly say that I could never go out with someone who's not a feminist. I have before, and I never will again. There's nothing tricky or complicated about believing that men and women should have equal rights. It's not a 'difference of opinions'.

"If you are completely fine with the fact that guys have more opportunities and less harassment than girls, then you're not a feminist"

Guys -in general- have easier access to a better quality of life than girls do, because of generation after generation of stigmatism and inequality. That's the truth; what you do with that information defines whether you're a feminist or not. If you are completely fine with the fact that guys have more opportunities and less harassment than girls, then you're not a feminist. But if you're not okay with that, and you believe that men and women should have a level playing field, then you tick the box for 'feminist'. It's as simple as that.

So how could I, a self-respecting young woman, go out with a guy that believes he's entitled to a better life than me just because of the sexual organ he hides under his pants? It would be daft, and self-depreciating at the most shallow level.

I'm just going to leave it at that- I don't really have much else to say. 

Adios, xo


  1. I didn't actually identify as a feminist before, i called myself an equalist - which I have since come to understand is pretty much exactly the same thing, just less patronising. My husband told me he was a feminist when we first started dating, and sometimes I feel he's more clued on on the subject than I am!
    Katja xxx

  2. I'm considered a feminist in my society because I'm currently the breadwinner in my family but we're both feminists and I'm proud of the fact my husband's so supportive. You never know and tables can turn at any time so It's really good to know he's got my back equally as I've got his. So my answer would be a definitive no - I'd never be with someone who's not a feminist!

  3. I absolutely believe that men and women should be treated equally.

  4. I think it's really important to discuss upon this matter, whether you call yourself a feminist or an equalist or ... Women still don't get treated equally in the work place (less opportunities and lower paychecks), and we still do way more housework than man.


  5. I agree with all of what you have said. I do think women and men should be equal and have all the same opportunities.

    What channel does this show come on?! I need to check it out!

    1. ITV 2! It's on the itv player hub too xx


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