By Michelle Lyons, IT Columnist
Often, I find myself quoting Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple, whenever someone asked me if I am a feminist. I always respond, “I am a Womanist.” “Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender,” said Walker.
They both sound the like they mean the same thing, but they are vastly different. For the most part, feminist wants women to be equal to men. Womanists want men to be held to the same standards as women.
I honestly believe that the feminist movement has taken on a lot of toxic masculine traits because of the wording of the movement. Like the feminist, womanist believe men and women should be paid the same for the same work. But Womanist believes men should help around the house and men should respect and protect their bodies, as well. Feminists believe that a woman’s body is hers and no one can tell her what to do with it so she should be free to sleep around, curse, fight and act like a toxic man.
The biggest problem with the modern-day feminist movement is what happens to one affects us all. And since many feminists promote vulgarity, promiscuity and abortion culture it affects our children and most importantly it takes away a woman’s power. The modern-day feminist movement is extremely misogynistic because it degrades women.
Just like in the game of Chess, a Queen is the most powerful person in the game of life. But a Queen’s greatest power is her femininity. Femininity is more powerful than Masculinity. Women are naturally receivers and intuitive, so it does not take much for us to garner respect and control. Men are the ones that normally have to work and put in the effort to get the power that women earn with just our presence.
As someone who use to operate in my masculinity, I found that I use to attract boys rather than men. It is a different energy that you exude when women are imitating men rather than being a Woman. God made a woman so our greatest treasure would be our children and the temple, we call our bodies.