Why we feminists really need to pick our battles wisely
Calling an inappropriate compliment 'misogyny' robs the word of all meaning, writes Carol Hunt
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.
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.