other than that i don't think there is much else to say other than that i am matt and i live in beautiful british columbia.
Saying that we can’t have feminism because we should only focus on general human rights is like saying we can’t have oncologists because some doctors are general practitioners.
It’s like saying that oncologists are bringing so much attention to cancer that no one cares about typhoid or influenza anymore, simply because oncology exists.
It’d make more sense to say that by specializing in the field of oncology, some doctors are more equipped and informed to fight cancer, though they also care about the health of all people and are still highly informed about the state of general medicine.
Likewise, oncologists share their cancer expertise with the entire medical field.
The same could be said for feminists (or womanists, or LGBTQ rights activists, or anti-racists, or reproductive rights activists).
Focusing on the problems facing a specific set of people, especially when these are problems you are passionate about solving, doesn’t mean forgetting that all other problems exist.
It means being so informed and focused in working with a specific population that you can be a resource for the population you serve and for people who are doing more general work.Why Not Say Humanism Instead of Feminism? — Everyday Feminism (via worldslikewater)