defeating feminist stereotypes by kaytee callahan on Flickr.
“people stereotype feminists as aggressive, lesbian women, who despise men and only advocate women’s rights; so in my project i decided to take people who didn’t fit the stereotype and photograph them with these signs to show that anyone can be a feminist. people are intimidated by the word ‘feminism’ because of the stereotype, but anyone who supports women’s rights is a feminist regardless of the sexual and gender identities”
shitty pseudo-feminists identify themselves on flickr
i love the implication that a lesbian who hates men is like the worst thing you could ever possibly be
I fucking hate how lesbian is just nonchalantly grouped as a negative stereotype. That first poster is just like saying “I’m a feminist, no homo”. And check out that subtle shaming of women who distrust men in the phrase “I’m a feminist and I don’t hate men” - totally inappropriate given the rates of men’s violence against women in the U.S.
However, after some individuals pointed out this project’s problematic parts the original Flickr poster did remove the photoset saying that she took down her “stereotypes” pieces because “some people were offended”.