To answer the question - I have very complex and confusing thoughts about the concept of feminism, what it means for me, what it means for others, what it means for the system.
On one hand I’m not convinced it goes far enough. To take @Jane-Jetson’s quote - I think that has by and large been achieved. Women are generally considered people. But who’s definition of people are we using? Well of course it’s the definition most widely used by the prevailing system. So as per my nuEB post, woman can be people in as far as we display the qualities valued by the patriarchy. But I don’t want to conform to that. I don’t think anyone should need to conform to that.
I’m also incredibly confused and split on the issue of gender identity. I honestly don’t understand the obsession with creating a million different boxes that barely anyone in real life fits in. All it is doing is leading to the creation of warring tribes.
I had an interesting conversation with a friend who was trying to explain to me the difference between someone who is bisexual and pansexual. She couldn’t actually explain the difference, other than to assert that there IS a difference. I don’t know, maybe I’m just really dumb, but I dont understand in real terms how someone who can be attracted to either sex is fundamentally different to someone who is attracted to the person first, sex second.
And while we are all distracted by arguing over the arbitrary, illusory table scraps, the people at the top of the system continue to oppress us all, including the animals and environment.
Edited for woeful autocorrect