Tuesday, August 9

Tag: FemSoc

Is this what a Feminist looks like?
Opinion

Is this what a Feminist looks like?

I was waiting for our FemSoc committee meeting, when the last edition of The Orbital arrived. I asked if I could read one and had only flicked through a few pages before I was shouting “have you seen this?”, to anybody that would listen. “Automatically, the first thing that leaps to my mind when someone says ‘feminism’ is an incredibly butch lesbian with a buzz cut angrily shouting at police. In the 80s.” I found myself reading the words aloud and repeating them in a tone of mock outrage. This was what people think of feminists; this was what people think of me? It's true, I am angry, gay, have short hair, and I don’t shave. I will be the first to admit that I am a card carrying feminist stereotype, the only thing that I am lacking is the Doc Martens (and that is only due to the gre...