like 98% of my problems would be solved if i stopped overthinking things and calmed the fuck down and stopped being such a panicky, anxious little shit
Original article: 35 Practical Tools For Men to Further Feminist Revolution
While I have been overwhelmed with positive responses to my article over the past month (here on Tumblr, but also on Twitter, by email, and on xoJane where it was reprinted) there have also been a lot of critical comments and questions, many of which, I think, come from misunderstandings about what feminism means, what privilege is, and the intention and effects of some of my specific suggestions. I think these misunderstandings have been especially common among people who are just not used to talking about feminism, privilege, and inequality, who aren’t familiar with some of the language or concepts used in the piece, and who assume I’m saying something quite different than I am.
So I am writing this to respond to these recurring themes in hopes to clarify things a little more. I want this to be a comprehensive resource people can refer back to so I don’t have to keep addressing the same questions over and over. Comprehensive means… it’s really long.