Introducing the Men of FemCon
Picture it with me; the breeze blows gently over a field of luscious green grass sweeping into your hair pushing it back under the perfect sun-kissed lighting where you and your three closest girlfriends are having a picnic. You pull out your phone, snap the perfect group selfie and post it on Instagram. Of course, the entire female community likes and comments on how fabulous you all are. You and your girlfriends laugh – hahaha – and continue having your perfect day. In this fictional, all-female utopia, where men have been outlawed, this is everyday. No wars, no rape, no cat calls, no internet trolls. Most notably, dick pics can only be seen in a museum at your implicit request. This all–women-run world is marvelous because men are the real problem with the world, am I right ladies? If you felt the need to respond to that comment with the hand clapping emoji and a hashtag like #preach or #truth, this isn’t the place for you – that is, unless you are ready to open your mind to how the complexities of being human go beyond the gender continuum.
We Love Men
And it’s not just about the D. Our male counterparts in this world bring a whole lot to the table, to our life experiences, and we are continuing to bring them into the fold as welcome participants of the feminist movement. You know why? Because they love us too. I have to believe that there are more good men out there than bad, just like I have to believe that there are more good people out there than hateful, spiteful, mean-spirited assholes. Don’t let that terrible Tinder date or the jerk that sat next to you in Biology or your dumb ass ex or your daddy issues (yeah, I said it) make you believe that all men are shit. Some men are shit. Some women are shit. This month we are going to dig into the objectification of the female body from the female perspective. While exploring the opinion of real men on how they view the female body. As the months go on and we tackle more topics, we will continue to bring our male friends into this dialogue with the hope that working together we can make this world a friendlier place for women.