Back in 1913, English author Rebecca West said “…people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute.” Almost 100 years have passed since this quote and yet, despite some big developments, the label “feminist” is still a dirty word – an insult even. So shameful are the connotations associated with feminism that young women commonly issue a disclaimer prior to stating an opinion on equality: “I’m not a feminist, but…”
Chateauy (2012). I’m Not a Feminist, but…. chateau y: a Gen Y Perspective on Everything . Available http://chateauy.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/im-not-a-feminist-but/. Last accessed 18th Oct 2014.