Feminine vs. Feminist

Recently on social media, I've been seeing a lot of hashtags and posts saying things like #femininenotfeminist or #thefutureisfeminine. And while I can appreciate the desire to return to traditional feminine values, I think it's unfair to group everyone in the feminist movement together and label them as bad or to call them names for wanting or needing to provide for their families.


Many women don't have the choice of staying at home, and have to work for many different reasons. Maybe their spouse is sick, has been laid off, was injured, etc. There are many reasons why women have to work, so to insult or diminish them because of it is cruel and not feminine or ladylike at all.