Feminist New Year’s resolutions: Stop shaving your legs and falsely accuse some guy of rape
From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
It’s January, so how about some New Year’s resolutions? How about some feminist New Year’s resolutions?
Ann Friedman of New York magazine provides a list–“Feminist Resolutions for 2016”–and from reading it you’ll learn a lot about what feminists are actually like:
Here are some samples:
“Stop shaving your legs. Or your armpits ….Think of it less as a feminist statement and more as an experiment in how you feel about conforming to traditional feminine expectations. For hetero ladies, embracing a little extra hair also functions as a feminist litmus test for your boyfriend….”
And if he decides he doesn’t want to be your boyfriend anymore–well, he’s not much of a feminist!
“Start the Guilt Project. Thanks to your holiday binge-watch of Making a Murderer, you’ve heard of the Innocence Project, which opens decades-old cases to overturn wrongful convictions. After 2015’s Bill Cosby revelations, it’s clear that we could use a Guilt Project — a squad of lawyers and investigators to follow up on long-ignored claims that a certain man is a serial rapist. Because you know Cosby isn’t the only one.”
In other words, launch a vigilante campaign against some guy–maybe that boyfriend who took off after you flaunted your hairy legs?– that will ruin his reputation.