Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
there’s a post going around referencing a lovely blog right here on Tumblr called Women Against Feminism, with pictures of women holding up reasons the don’t need feminism.
Continuously, they claim the reasons they don’t need feminism range between the fact that they “don’t demonize men”, “don’t need to make excuses for girls who act like sluts”, “believe in equality”, “aren’t a victim” or “don’t look oppressed” and so on.
I’m sorry, but this angers me to a point where I want to puke. They have picked up this notion of feminism from the dirty and misinformed corners of the internet, that to them seem like the massive all-encompassing answer to what feminism is, rather than actually learning for themselves what it actually is.
Instead of reading somewhere about someone’s opinion on major topics, and believing that these opinions therefore represent an entire movement is ridiculous and stereotypes that movement into whatever you took away from that random person’s or person(s)’ opinion.
Instead of spending your time going to sites like this: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/07/156463-15-women-share-reasons-dont-need-empowered-feminist-movement/ (you should read the comments at the end, if you can stomach it)
How about you do some pretty quick and simple research on what feminism truly is.
You cannot claim that you don’t need feminism by saying “because I believe in equality”; that’s the truest definition of an oxymoron.
Go out, learn for yourself the truth and maybe you’ll find a better outlook on life. You can follow the misinformed, or join those who genuinely care about the benefit of everyone, regardless of their differences.