First things first, if you’re a feminist and you’re not angry, chances are you aren’t really a feminist. The mere concept of the constant injustice dealt to women across the globe, especially women of color, is enough to get my blood boiling, and it should get yours boiling too. Anger is what fuels every movement against injustice. Why should feminism be any different? Oh wait, I know why: men want to keep women complicit and women develop internalized misogyny based on that. God forbid I show any sort of emotions. I might just be on my period, right?
As for body hair, I guess my opinions don’t matter if I decide to rebel against unfair standards set against me because of my gender. Don’t get me wrong, ladies — if you shave, more power to you! Once you realize that shaving is a whole bunch of BS fed to us by men who claim that they have a “biological tendency” to like “younger” women and thus “want us to be clean shaven to resemble prepubescence,” you’re able to do whatever you want — for yourself, not for them or their pseudo-pedophilic societal beauty standards.
Finally, saying you’re “all for equality” and then creating a dichotomy between yourself and us “angry, hairy feminists” to ensure this drunk guy you’re talking to is still going to fuck you tonight is inexcusable. Feminism is about all-inclusive intersectionality and battling for the rights of women, not hiding behind your internalized misogyny because you’re too afraid some sexist asshole is going to criticize you for standing up for your sisters.
Your angry, hairy Sawdust Editor,