Vivienne Westwood Is Not A Feminist [Candy Dish]
In the UK Telegraph’s profile of Vivienne Westwood, the designer claims she is too privileged to be a feminist,”Another reason is because I live in the privileged world I would never accept the idea that somehow I am a victim of society. Just by being born a woman!’ But she definitely feels that ‘women in – other cultures, let’s call it – should be supported. And in our culture if they are somehow in the position of victims. But I think men are victims just as much really and I think in our society it would be really scary to be a man.”
This is so annoying. People really don’t understand what feminism is. Feminism is not a claim to victimhood, it’s an acknowledgement of the oppressions that exists for women and men because of gender norms. It is the struggle to resolve these issues so that we live in a more equal society. It doesn’t matter how privileged you are – though it is helpful to be aware of that – if you want to create a better world for our mothers, daughters, and sisters to live in - you’re probably a feminist.
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