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If you regularly follow my blog, you can see that I often harp on feminists. It’s not that I have a problem with “feminism,” per say—or at least with the concept of equality for women. Far from it! I firmly believe that women should have the same opportunities as men (though that doesn’t necessarily guarantee them the exact same results).

The problem is that feminists try to go about achieving their goals the wrong way. They seem to think that the best way to lift up women is to tear down men. “All men are pigs!” “Women need men like a fish needs a bicycle!” “All men are rapists! Teach men not to rape!” “Check your privilege!”

The only thing this accomplishes is making all feminists look like man-haters. If feminists truly value equality, then they should empower women by lifting them up, not by tearing men down.

A perfect example of this is the art of Carol Rossetti, who has created dozens of illustrations designed to empower women, encouraging them to be the individuals that they are rather than conform to what others want them to be. This is how you promote equality: by promoting individuality, not collectivism. If feminism was more like this, then I would consider myself a feminist.

PolicyMic has showcased 18 of Rossetti’s illustrations, which you can view here, but here are just a few of my personal favorites:










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Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Women who believe they are free because they can be clothed as bad than men, like whores, has Harpic blue colored hairy, think they are no more slaves of men, (if they're pleased with this idea) ok. They are just prisonners of market society of loneliness, consomation, transitionnal objesct, individualism, and society of the permanent show. Congratulation.  
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arpeelapena Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a woman that sees me as a pig and a rapist will never have my respect.
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Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Right with you
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To bad this isn't what feminism actually is doing or about in reality
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This.
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ArcFlayer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Wait, is the last one a trans person, or just a woman who doesn't act womanly?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure myself.
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:iconkomatsuzaki-xingqi:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Judging by the contorted symbols of the male and female gender signs, I'd presume it's the former. 
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ArcFlayer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Wanted to make sure. Not sure I agree with that one. But oh well. You can't agree with everyone unless you're a tool.
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeyup. 
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good stuff :)
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CowboyRodent Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Yaaay!
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TheSlimeKing Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
You ever watch the factual feminist?
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No. Link?
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
That first one is totally me. I hate "womens" shirts since they are way too light weight, fragile, and the sleeves are way too short. 
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, we should feel free to wear whatever clothes makes us feel comfortable.
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CowboyRodent Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I remember reading that the way they're designed different from men's shirts is also the reason men and women take their shirts off differently.
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Level0Hero Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Really? Why are women shirts like that? Couldn't they make a sturdier T-shirt for women that's still "fashionable"?
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
You'd think.
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because society has taught women that they need to show off their body to be liked and respected; the clothing industry bought into it, and so do millions of women. 
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Level0Hero Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Disappointing.
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:iconkomatsuzaki-xingqi:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. It seems to be a problem that crosses political borders, like the detestation of pennies. :iconjohngreenplz: 
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johngreenplz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
And nickels. And lawns.
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap. I just looked at your name and picture and finally understood what you were talking about. XDDD
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Travis-Retriever Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
those images--*STANDING OVATION!* :D
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
See, this is exactly what feminism is about
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad the majority of feminists don't reflect this.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I agree. These are all well done, and gives off a very positive message
Also: "It’s not that I have a problem with “feminism,” per say—or at least with the concept of equality for women. Far from it! I firmly believe that women should have the same opportunities as men (though that doesn’t necessarily guarantee them the exact same results)." Good for you. 
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