I think everyone who is in protest against the BLM movement is kind of missing the point, so just to be clear: they are not saying blue lives don’t matter and that all lives don’t matter. They are simply asking you to honestly look at their reality and to admit that racism still exists. They are pleading with you to acknowledge that scary things happen to them everyday because of the color of their skin, something they cannot change. They are asking you to please care about them.
I recently read an blog post, “Why I Will Never Respect Meghan Trainer,” and the first thing that popped into my mind was… Wow, really harsh words for someone who claims to be a “feminist.”
My first thought was that this is probably some feminist who obviously doesn’t understand the definition of feminism at its core.
Yes, feminism is about equality for men and women, and that’s the basic gist of it, but it’s also more than that. As a feminist myself, I believe that regardless of another woman’s personal beliefs and opinions, we are all women who face the same or similar issues on a daily basis, and for that reason alone, we should always respect each other.