Why I am not a feminist


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The photo above is that of Jessa Crispin. She is the author of the book titled “Why I am not a feminist”.

“I think the word has become so empty because it has become so co-opted by Ivanka Trump, by Taylor Swift, by pop stars, by shoe companies, and so now when somebody says I’m a feminist or this is a feminist belief, it doesn’t convey information. It doesn’t pinpoint what your philosophical viewpoint is anymore in the way that it used to,” Crispin tells The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti.

“Feminism used to be a political ideology. Ivanka Trump’s ideology is money and power, and Taylor Swift’s ideology is money and power and so that just by the basic definition of trying to live in a society without hierarchy — that’s a complete and total contradiction,” Crispin says.

Click here to listen to the full interview on CBC Radio.