Thursday, September 18, 2014

HeforShe Campaign

There's always going to be a naysayer about anything trending wink emoticon ..and since I am a feminist.....
So the ‪#‎heforshe‬ campaign Emma Watson launched calls for a "mere" pledge to be committed to "gender equality" which then begs the question-- what happens to those who are gender nonconformists (or those battling gender dysphoria) and how do they fall into this?....and then you add a backlash from the colored women communities who are "condemning mainstream (white) feminism" and suddenly that united (feminist) front we all so wished we had is now inconceivable because of these divergent views.

The HeforShe movement is as strong as the number of clicks it gets, and you're making a difference by hashtagging the shit out of the movement. Taking a backseat approach via a virtual mouse-click is as effective as dumping ice water on ourselves to fight ALS, but I guess a movement has to start somewhere; and I'm glad a Harry Potter actress can bring these issues at the forefront seeing as she is doing more than her not-so-feminist counterparts i.e. the Beyonces (ily tho) and katy perry's who start and end the conversation with "I'm not a feminist but....." ‪#‎lawd‬
My 3-cents:D