I Agree: Feminism Won’t Make You Happy

 

I was recently searching for my blog on WordPress, but when I typed “Happy Feminism” into the search bar, the first result was a post titled “Feminism Won’t Make You Happy.” While I was a little taken aback by it at first, I realized they were right; feminism won’t make you happy. As my mom always said, “Only you can make yourself happy.” …..Feminism is maybe just a mechanism for getting there.

While anyone who believes in gender equality could consider themselves a feminist, only if that belief leads to action will it increase a person’s happiness. If it lets you feel more comfortable with who you are or try different things that otherwise would have been “off-limits” to your gender, you will definitely be happier.

However, if all you do is acknowledge the injustices in the world, I would bet feminism would only add to your unhappiness. There’s no good in acknowledging what’s wrong if you aren’t willing to change it.

I suppose most of the critics out there are the kind of people who don’t like change, so I can understand why feminism isn’t right for them. However, for everyone else who can envision a more wonderful world and wants to fight to make it a better place, I’m proud to call you my fellow Happy Feminists.

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6 Comments

  1. Wow, what a great post. It’s so easy to get riled up about gender inequality and the objectification of women and all that in today’s world, but what good does that do? Of course, it would be impossible for an individual to eliminate women’s issues in their entirety, but if we aren’t willing to act on the issues that we can change, you’re right, we won’t be happy. Great post, and great blog! Care to check out mine? downwiththenorm.wordpress.com

  2. This is great πŸ™‚ I love your blog! You are absolutely right about typing in “happy feminism” only results in crap like “why feminists are unhappy”. I’m also trying to focus on positivity on my entertainment blog “herstoryarc.com”. I think we need more of a shout out culture, and less of the call out culture we have now. Feminism is all about making the world a better place, and some people are making great efforts toward that. We should be celebrating much more than we are.

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