The state of feminism is … weak.
Google’s autocomplete shows feminism is far from “post.”
When images like these recently spread online, one of my first thoughts was to try to assist change with my little rain drops of female positivity. But with just me, or just women/people purposely deploying “fake” searches, it won’t be enough.
Spreading truth definitely helps. For now I think search-monitoring the situation might be a great project for many women, feminists and bloggers … or at least me. ;-) Periodically, I’ll post updates (change or just status, etc.) hopefully with more than injected variety; hopefully with some change.
Join if you’d like, of course I don’t mind. This is hardly my original idea. I request two small guidelines though:
- Don’t hit “Enter” or (actually) search with any of the negative terms. Sometimes it’s too easy to make that type of mistake. (This could actually contaminate results in the present or future as well, which is why the original campaign/series will definitely remain queen.)
- Consider if entering positive search terms would help. Perhaps riding this out for a natural resolution would be best, for the sake of truth and knowledge. I’m not sure because maybe-just-maybe if douchecanoes and dudebros see fem-positivity, they may feel a teeeensy change subconsciously. I don’t know the answers; do you? Please share in a comment. :-)
“Search” #1, from Tuesday, October 22nd:
My actual Google search on 10/22/13 (from central Massachusetts, USA)
I think I was particularly moved, bothered and inspired by…
“shut up” and “grow up.”
Roooaaaarrrr! … and … boy, I need some Halloween candy…
Inspired by some of the other wording (above) I decided to throw up this search:
women need to feel respect
And for us to truly feel it, of course we should all give it.
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UNwomen asks that we join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #womenshould. So let’s!