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The Book of Jezebel

Mainstream feminist website Jezebel recently released a book a couple of years back, called the book of Jezebel. I often get accused of misrepresenting what true feminism is, but Jezebel is one of the bigger feminist blogs. If it’s not true feminism, then I don’t know what is. Thus, having a look at some of their published content would, in theory, give a gimps at the thought process of feminism.

So this book is basically a satire encyclopaedia, but one can’t use satire to hide absolutely disgraceful, appalling and hateful remarks about children. Let’s take a look at some of the entries.

  • condom: a must-have accessory for protection against two potentially life-threatening conditions: AIDS (among other STIs) and babies.
  • children: side effect of sex.
  • nephew, niece: child of a sibling, a partner’s sibling, or a dear friend. They work well as both practice kids and as reminders to use birth control.

Feeling a little queezy yet? If not, you should be. This is what feminism is. And I’m not misrepresenting it (as I’m accused of doing all too often.) I’m quoting directly from an established mainstream feminist publication!

Let’s not forget that the writers were once children. The world wouldn’t function without them! Hateful comments shouldn’t ever be tolerated.

Of course, there are certainly many feminists who aren’t like this, and claim that this isn’t “true” feminism, however I’d argue that their version of feminism isn’t true feminism. In fact, if you call yourself a feminist and truly believe feminism is about true equality, I’d strongly suggest you find another name. No, seriously. “Equalism” I think is a great name. It’s a label I would be happy to give myself.