Dark-haired, fair-skinned, clad in black dresses, two young and beautiful women pose on the home page here.
Promising to reclaim the word “feminist” for Generation Y, their four-point manifesto includes analytical and precise phrases like “feminism is…all things inclusive, celebratory and desirable, “entire leadership conversation,” and my personal favorite, “inherently female attributes.”
Mmmmm. Generation Y feminism sounds like a declawed, vanilla-cone-licking essentialist who would rather play pretty pacifist than grapple with the fire and fury that feminism demands.
Feminism is NOT always “inclusive,” “celebratory,” or “desirable” – feminism is often brutal and hard and really fucking angry. Sure, taking the bite out of the word “feminist” may make it more palatable for some people, but it’s a bitter rebranding to swallow for those of us who like our feminism with some fang.
How do you lay claim to the word “feminist”?