How To Be a Feminist

10 Apr 2012

Gabe for Penny Arcade:

How about all of you that hate me get together and have your own conference. I need you to decide if half naked girls are empowered or exploited because I’m doing my fucking best here and it’s apparently always wrong. I swear to God I don’t understand how I’m supposed to know if I’m promoting the patriarchy or criminalizing the female body.

The title of this post is not meant to be a statement – it is a cry for help. Being a feminist comes with a lot of contradictions and even more people yelling at you for doing it wrong in some way.

Why can’t we just get to the part where we all treat each other like human beings?