I don’t understand the women that choose to quantify the sentence “I am a feminist” with the assertion that they’re not “one of THOSE feminists.” You know what I mean - “I’m a feminist, but I’m not one of those feminists that doesn’t shave their legs, and I don’t burn my bra, and I’m not a lesbian, and I don’t hate men!!!!” Um, congrats?
I don’t really see why it’s such a terrible thing for someone to think that you might not shave your legs. It’s jut leg hair. I don’t believe that it’s a totally free choice whether a woman shaves her legs or not. The judgement for not doing it is too harsh. When Lady Gaga can walk down a red carpet with a lustrous coat of fuzz adorning her calves and it’s not commented on as being some crazy publicity stunt, that’s when it’ll be a totally free choice.
Shut up about bra burning. Even when it actually happened, it didn’t even fucking happen. I know it’s more of a symbolic term, but it seems to exist to make a certain kind of feminism (namely the ones who “can’t take a joke,” the lesbians and the hairy legged who everyone seems so keen to distance themselves from) sound silly and extreme.
“I’m a feminist but I’m not a lesbian.” All this begs is, “what’s wrong with being a lesbian?” Why do you want to distance yourself from lesbian feminists?
“I don’t hate men.” Who said you did? Feminists don’t hate men. We hate misogyny.