8 Things That Suck About Being a Feminist in 2016

Being a feminist is important. Why in the world don’t women deserve to be equal to men?! But it can also be quite a trial. Why?

1. Internet trolls who insult, threat, argue and mansplain.


The term ‘mansplaining’ originated from this fantastic essay by Rebecca Solnit in 2008. It can now be found in her collection ‘Men Explain Things to Me’.

2. When #notallmen derails and belittles conversations about women’s issues.

3. When people people get confused about feminism.

Shailene Woodley feminist

4. The lack of intersectionality in media representation.


#SolidarityForWhiteWomen blew up on Twitter, calling out the double standards between white women and women of colour.

5. When people we admire say that they’re not a feminist.

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6. When a metereologist is given a cardigan to cover up live on air because they’re “getting a lot of emails”.

7. #fakereadergirls – a male booktuber slammed female booktubers because you can’t be pretty, intelligent, wear make-up AND read. Obviously.


The whole YA community jumped up in defence and the tweets are angry, hilarious, scathing.

8. The fear that we’ll never not need it…David Tennant rain

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Written by Sophie Waters

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Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.