And the answer isn’t particularly written in stone, accompanied with a cute little guide-book featuring cartoons of castrated men and hairy women. Feminism has become – or really has been for years because the criticism is nothing new – such a stigmatized term in our society. I myself have struggled with calling myself a “feminist” and considering what that entailed. It has become the OTHER F-word, thus the name of this blog. The title, “My F-ing Life,” is designated to describe my life, and the life of many other contributors, as a woman and as a self-proclaimed feminist. It is no longer a dirty, malignant, constrictive word to me, and I’ve learned to embrace the term. In doing so, I’ve also fully realized just how convoluted and complicated living as a woman in today’s world can be. And therein lies the double entendre: My FUCKING Life, as a Feminist (and as a woman in general, really).
Considering the nature of this blog, I think it would be effective to express my view and definition of Feminism. Firstly, please note that it is not the defamation and castration of men (as so many people perceive feminism to be). Contrary to popular belief, it’s not ALL about MEN and their penises and their comically fragile egos. I’d be lying if I said we won’t poke fun at them and present them with a serious life check once in a while, but feminism is not the enemy. It would be idyllic of me to wish we could all just fucking get along and work together, because that’s just silly – but feminism is really about us girls, sorry.
The Feminism this blog advocates is, above all, the ability for women to choose a life for themselves and to make choices in accordance with their wants and needs. To live their lives however they so please – so long as nobody gets, you know, killed or fundamentally/physically hurt without really deserving it. That being said, I’m not in the business of judging and putting others down; the intent of this blog is to critically discuss various topics pertaining to women and feminism. I welcome healthy and civilized debate – any trolls and misogynistic, noncomplying jerks, please find your way out. Everyone else, WELCOME and thank you for visiting.