"I'm not a feminist. I'm more of a… humanist y'know? Coz I think all humans are the same and there aren't any differences between us so we should all be treated the same. That's just my philosophy"
Hmm.. is it now?
I am immediately distrustful of people like you.
In an attempt to not appear like a crazy "feminazi", some people will adopt the term "humanist" to convey their message that all beings are one and the same to them. But the fact is that this humanism philosophy is pretty stupid and the reasons for why are very simple:
1. Humanist is a made up term that is both lazy and disingenous.
2. It downplays opression against women.
3. It does not acknolwedge male priviledge.
Not all humans are on a level playing field. Humanism doesn't take into consideration inequalities and disparities. Black people experience their lives very differently from white people just as women expereince their lives very differently from men, just as LGBT people experience their lives very differently from straight people. There is inequality between races, between gender identities and between men and women. And guess what? The feminist movement seeks to rectify all these issues and more. That's why it was called "the feminist movement".
"Humanism". Pfft.. don't make me laugh.