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There is an on-line community of women who identify themselves as Feminists but do not follow the ideologies of Feminism let alone understand what Feminism is even about. Basically, they are faux feminists; they tend to preach their own version of Feminism which has a negative impact on what the true definition of Feminism is – The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of both sexes.

Faux feminists tend to see Feminism as a trend and/or an opportunity to exercise their own version of what they think equality is. These faux feminists hype their ideologies on-line behind their “feminist” title to make it seem legitimate but it ends up giving people a misrepresentation of what Feminism is.

The problem is that a lot faux feminists happen to be Feminazis – Misandrists. Faux feminists casually throw around the phrase “men are trash” when discussing romantic relationships which gives people the impression that Feminists are just bitter heartbroken women which is false (The MenAreTrash Movement isn’t even centered around that) – Feminism does not preach misandry but faux feminists have caused many people to see Feminism as a man hating movement which it is not.

Feminists are supposed to vouch for the equality of both sexes in every aspect but faux feminists make it seem like men don’t face any real social issues which is a total fib. Faux feminists tend to make things seem so one sided as if the goal is for women to be more superior and for men to be pushed to the curb. Faux feminists look at the addressing of male social issues as misogyny and will call any female who tries to discuss those issues a “pick me” which is ironic because that is a term used to belittle other women. Feminism is about the empowering of women and the equality of all sexes.

In most instances, faux feminists will defend a woman when she gets physically assaulted but cheer on a woman when she physically assaults a man or sometimes just keep quiet about. It was really disturbing to see a bunch of faux feminists make a mockery of a video of two women raping a man and act like there was nothing wrong with it.  Feminists are supposed to be for the equal treatment of both sexes but faux feminists tend to blur this aspect to a lot of people.

Moreover, faux feminists blab about how they do not need men in their life and how they can do well on their own. However, these fictitious feminists happen to contradict themselves because they still want to benefit socially and economically from men at the end of the day so technically what they claim to stand for isn’t valid.

Faux feminists want equality where it best suits them and not necessarily for both sexes. They sit on-line most of the day and attack people who don’t agree with what they believe in without respecting what those individuals decided to follow. Sadly, faux feminists do not actually gain any legal rights for women, when they are off-line, they’re relaxed behind their high walls of privilege, enjoying the title of feminists without actually doing anything to help women out there.


17 Responses

  1. Christine

    I can now truly say I am a Feminist. I always come across those that never saw it the way I did & thought maybe I got it wrong & can’t call myself a feminist. ❤️🌹

  2. Ripakee Sgo Tjarondo

    A fantastic article articulating so many issues about feminism. Enjoyed reading this. Real feminist should advocate for the equality of both sexes like a ‘ blade that cuts on both sides ‘ and not just one side.

    1. Patrick Nyankale

      Also let’s remember feminism was started by white women in America so THEY and not Black women could be equal to white men. Many of these women were staunch white supremacist who piggybacked off the Black civil rights movement and turned Black women against Black men so they could bolster their numbers.

      White men have NEVER respected their women or saw them anywhere near as being equals to them dating back to ancient Greece. They saw them as things to own and control mirroring the control Arabs have on their women.

      So as Africans we must stop following European concepts or any concepts that haven’t been developed by the decolonized African mind. Africana Womanism
      is the ideology that is African centered and has nothing to do with western feminism which only empowers white women while dividing Black women and Black men.

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