The Second Choice Feminist

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15 Responses

  1. Victoria says:

    Thought provoking…

  2. nemi banigo says:

    I feel like this most times. To educate, or just shut up. And when I choose the latter, I end up feeling so disappointed in myself. that should have been a teachable moment for the individual, but I chose silence. I guess the lesson here is: speak up at all times, even when it is or isn’t in your favour. Don’t choose convenient times to be a feminist. This is hard to abide by, but we learn and unlearn everyday!

  3. This is wonderful!

  4. Tosho says:

    I have been a second choice Feminist. I would rather not educate the ‘naive’ but make the loudest noise when I see someone I believe shares my ideas on Feminism and Humanity.
    I want to do more actually and I believe this piece makes me see why I should try harder.

    • Coloured Africa says:

      Sometimes the hardest thing to do leads to the greatest rewards. We all have to keep trying. Everyday and everywhere.
      Thank you, Tosho

  5. Salome says:

    Being a second chance feminist is all convenient but it does not challenge the status quo. Today is another day to re think our action and take a stronger stance in this race. When we speak out at all times, it makes us stronger and draws us one step closer to our goal.

  6. IdRatherBeAnonymous says:

    This is a really great article! I’ve always known I’ve been doing something wrong whenever I don’t speak up for girls who are faced with obnoxious remarks, given by men and sometimes, even women! (quite surprising, I know!)
    Reading this was kind of a wake up call.
    Good one 🙂

  7. Olaiya, Timilehin says:

    Interesting! I don’t think I can possibly have a serious reason why my wife shouldn’t drive. I think it’s time to speak up one issues affecting women generally.

    • Coloured Africa says:

      Yes, the time to speak up was yesterday. But today’s not too late. We have to speak up against issues that are wrong even if they don’t affect us personally. Thank you for reading and for your response.

  8. Olyray says:

    All well and good. I just take exception to your point of questioning a person’s intellect because he/she espouses a patriarchal view. In fact, patriarchal views are as intellectually defensible, if not more, than feminist/liberal views.

    • Ohotu says:

      Hi, Olyray. Thank you for your comment. I find it most difficult to agree with you that patriarchal views are as intellectually defensible as feminist views, not to mention being more so. Patriarchy is clouded with so many contradictory teachings that can be gleaned just by removing the veil of bias clouding many eyes. But you’re right to imply that many otherwise intellectual persons are staunch patriarchs, history and present day events have taught us that too well.

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