Tuesday 6 December 2016

Why we feminists really need to pick our battles wisely

Calling an inappropriate compliment 'misogyny' robs the word of all meaning, writes Carol Hunt

Published 13/09/2015 | 02:30

Charlotte Proudman
Charlotte Proudman
Alexander Carter-Silk

When will those bloody feminists learn to take a compliment? Or a joke? It's something I get asked quite frequently whenever I point out that telling me I have "great tits" or expecting me to laugh at rape jokes isn't kosher. In fact, I'd have to say that I find it downright sexist.

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But then I would say that, wouldn't I? I self-describe as a feminist and on more than a few occasions I've been accorded the term 'feminazi'. Obviously I need to get a sense of humour and stop taking myself so seriously, eh?

But advocacy for women's rights is clearly still an important issue in many counties.

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