Feminism is not a means to justify self-entitlement

It looks like the latest social media craze is writing up “profound” statements then being photographed alongside them in some sort of fit to educate the public.

At least that’s what I think the point of the photo series “Feminist is not a meant to justify self-entitlement” was supposed to do, but it misses the mark.

The photos include captions that explain (femsplain?) that just because a man opens a door or carries a woman’s bags it doesn’t mean they’re not giving into patriarchy or attacking feminism; they’re just being nice.

Well, duh. What’s next?

Although the photos were probably meant to be well meaning and helpful (although, I’m not sure to who), they come off as slightly condescending and totally unnecessary. Moreover, telling someone how they should feel is the personification of “self-entitlement,” no?

As I clicked through the images I was expecting one of the quotes to read something along the lines of, “When I tell you to smile, it’s because I want you to be happy, not because I want to control your life.”

If only things were so simple.

Take a look:

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  • Sjh

    Ya,the whole holding a sign with a profound statement and stoic stare is pretty played now. If it’s not satire,life is funny.

  • Only Truth


    Have you ever heard Black Feminist talk about the importance of the Traditional Nuclear Family? If your marriage partner, is the most important decision a woman will ever make. Why wouldn’t that be one of their most important issues. We know the single black baby mama has the highest rate of poverty of any group. We know a daughter of a black baby mama is 2 to 3 times more likely to be a baby mama herself. Unless they’re banking on you all marrying each other. “shrugs” Yet you think this group is about black women empowerment? Seems to me they are about their ideology first and foremost. lol Regardless if it benefits the majority of black women or not. Look up the word Misandry.

    They tell YOUNG black girls in their late teens and 20’s when they have the most men options wait, don’t get married, don’t settle, free love, casual sex when you want and with whomever you want. Abort the kids you don’t want and blame the man for getting you pregnant with the OTHER kids you keep. Fast forward 10/15 years when she’s 33/35+ (most)with kid(s), set in her ways, sagging, overweight and single and limited men options. Who do Black feminist blame for her not being able to get a decent man with a good job to marry them? They blame black men for not settling and compromising!?!! lol

    The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies

    Black Self Sabotage

    Black Marriage

    • Deana

      Interesting diversion. Still don’t see any stats connecting what you say to feminism. Was a study done where black women were polled and most said feminism is the reason they feel this way? Do you even have any stats showing what percentage of black women consider themselves feminist? Your assertions are quite interesting but I like to look at FACTS and your argument contains none that show that feminism is the result of your claims.