Being a female now become even more difficult. If you are not with the feminist movement, you are not with their movement?! What is feminist? Below are the two terms that will be used. They are long definitions, but enough to get some understanding for those who don’t know what the earth I am talking about!
Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical or philosophical discourse. It aims to understand the nature of gender inequality. It examines women’s social roles, experience, interests, and feminist politics in a variety of fields, such as anthropology and sociology, communication, psychoanalysis, economics, literature, education, and philosophy.
Feminist theory focuses on analyzing gender inequality. Themes explored in feminism include discrimination, objectification (especially sexual objectification), oppression, patriarchy, stereotyping, art history and contemporary art, and aesthetics.
According to the Oxford Companion to Philosophy — Humanism is An appeal to reason in contrast to revelation or religious authority as a means of finding out about the natural world and destiny of man, and also giving a grounding for morality. Humanist ethics is also distinguished by placing the end of moral action in the welfare of humanity rather than in fulfilling the will of God.
Humanism is thus a naturalistic, scientific, secular philosophy of life that precludes any belief or reliance upon supposedly supernatural powers.
Humanists embrace core human values of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all.
Humanism is an ethics-based way of life founded on human experience and imbued with compassion for other human beings, that calls for a commitment to the betterment of humanity through the methods of science, democracy, and reason, without any limitations by political, ecclesiastical, or other dictates.
I do not subscribe bias when it comes to personal stories. It’s private. It’s anonymous, names are changed to protect one’s anonymity. It’s to tell the story without backlash. Unfortunately, nowadays, anonymity are rare for most, women can’t tell their stories without being a so call names. They are the bad ones. They aren’t protected from online attacks. We do not know at what circumstances why women do not report domestic issues/emotional abuse to police. All we know are that we shall listen and side by the women when they tell the story without hearing the other side? If we don’t form an opinion, are we no longer a feminist? Can we still remain a feminist?
In our human society, we as human beings, we have not learn about respect other folks opinions without stepping onto others toes. Some of us are not ready to open our mind and ears to both sides of the fences. We would immediately take one side or the other. We would allow our emotions dictate our judgments. We as human beings need logic to assist ones that are in need of emotional and any kind of help. That is where I see humanistic approach can come in handy.
Women can voiced their opinions whichever they pleases, they do not need to fit into any kind of feminist nor even anti-feminist nor be in any stance at all.
Note: this author does not approve any emotional/violences of any kind towards human beings.