|Or men could just sympathise lol|
So this is something that's really bugged me for a while now, and it just makes me want to sit everyone down and explain it to them all at the same time. I want to make a three or four page PowerPoint and send it to everyone I know (but that would be kind of weird), anyway the point is I just want everyone to understand this as it is v v important (in my opinion)!!!!
So people say "why is it called feminism, why is not equalism?" like "if it's about equality why is it leaning in favour of women?"
ALRIGHT LISTEN UP IMMA LEARN YOU A THING
Yes, feminism is about equality of the sexes, not about women or men being better, but about equality, a level playing field. So why call it "feminism" which indicates a movement specifically about women?
BECAUSE IT'S WOMEN WHO NEED THE DAMN EQUALITY
Think about it like this: you're chilling in the park right, and you're with your mate on the seesaw and they chilling, but you've got this heavy ass bag on your lap with bricks in it and shit, and you just can't seem to move it however much you try, so your mate is up and you're down but you're like... excuse me I wanna get my feet off this damn tarmac. But you can't get the bag of bricks off your lap. If you take the bricks off, you can rise and become at a level with your friend (because you're both the same weight OK, oh man I should have said twins, but anyway yeah you're the same height and weight let's assume)
We can't call it equalism yet because the see saw isn't balanced and it is women who are sitting with their feet on the tarmac trying to offload the bricks so they can let physics do it's thing and let the two seats level out. You get me??
People who say "it should be equalism" are completely disregarding the fact that women are the ones who are actually facing the struggle (and when I talk about women facing a struggle I do not just mean people like me and people I know living in the UK who get catcalled and groped in clubs I am talking about women in warzones who are raped and married off to random men aged twelve, I am talking about all of them).
And that's why it's feminism and not equalism, because it's women who need to be treated differently, its the woman's seat that needs to rise (is this see saw analogy actually working lol). Because it's about women becoming equal to men. Not the other way around.
Anyway so there it is, hope that doesn't make you feel too uncomfortable.