20 Women Who Apparently Don't Need (And Are Against) Feminism

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It's basically a collection of all those awful arguments you hear against feminism, neatly wrapped up in a 4,000-person Facebook page.

Women Against Feminism, now with over 4,700 members, claims to be the answer for women who are against modern feminism and its "toxic culture." The page also has a Tumblr account with over 8,000 followers and 4,000 posts of like-minded people and similar sentiments.

The page is focused around user-submitted content, where women send in photos of themselves holding a piece of paper explaining why they don't need feminism. The group also shares articles on rape culture, anti-feminism and man-hating. Members accuse feminists of demonizing men, being female supremacists and glorifying victims of rape, for example.

While feminism may still receive negative criticism for being elite or singling out minorities and has battled a lot of resistance over the years for many of the reasons Women Against Feminism seems to tout, recent attempts to piece together a more relevant definition of the term appear to be helping.

In March, a photo campaign launched by McGill University's Faculty of Law's The Feminist Collective sought to do just that: reclaim the f-word and deconstruct the misconceptions and negativity associated with it. In short, they wanted people to know that equality is for all genders. The positive response to their project indicated that many agreed with their goal.

But before anyone starts judging and shaming the women in this Facebook group who may not define themselves as feminists, it's important to look at the misleading definitions associated with the word — and do the work to educate people as to what feminism really stands for.

Here are 20 user-submitted shots from Women Against Feminism. What do you think of this "movement?"

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