Nikki (sassyblueeyes19) wrote in powerpuffery,

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Is this just a me thing?

K, so last night I was called a feminazi by a guy at work. I was and am incredibly offended. Don't get me wrong, I'm proud to be a strong women with unwavering beliefs and a strong voice to state these beliefs, but at the same time, it still hurts. Like, if someone calls me a bitch, I don't really take offense to it, unless I know they mean it very offensively. Well, this guy meant it to be a negative thing. Why is it that women are supposed to be weaker than guys? So what if I'm smarter than this kid and could debate him under a table and am not afraid of telling him I think he's wrong? Why does that make me evil? Argh. I just hate that word. Like its a bad thing to think I'm strong.
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Don't take it personally - I think that's just a word that guys like to throw out when they're annoyed, yet don't really know what to say - kind of how some people will call someone a "bitch," simply because to them it's the most insulting thing they could call a female, and not even consider that it falls short on so many levels. Same thing with this, I think...

Out of curiosity, how did you respond?
Its a good point you make. I guess I never looked at the two words being similiar in that respect. I can blow off 'bitch' because its not really personal...I know I'm not a bitch, but the whole feminazi thing throws me for a loop because it seems so much worse :) But thank you, I'll look at it with a new perspective from now on. Oh, and I handled it in a very mature, assertive manner: I ignored him for the rest of the night. lol go me. I was just tired and it'd been a long day anyway, so that's much excuse :) I'll yell at him tomorrow maybe.