There’s an article on Buzzfeed at the moment about the improbably-named Benedict Cumberbatch, who appeared in a fashion magazine wearing a t-shirt declaring, “This is what a feminist looks like.”
(Yes, I sometimes look at Buzzfeed articles that have been shared on my Facebook wall. Yes, I still use Facebook. Shut up.)
Apparently, when shared to Facebook, the link appears with the headline “Benedict Cumberbatch just made every feminist’s dreams come true!” I might gently suggest that this headline indicates a severe — willful, some might say — misunderstanding of feminism and its dreams, insofar as feminism is a monolithic entity with a single set of dreams, which it is not, but I don’t think Buzzfeed is prepared to grapple with that level of nuance, and also some of us don’t understand the Cumberlove anyway.
Whew! I need a breath. Also, please note that the current dreams of some feminists include a good ham-and-cheese croissant and a massage.*
Anyway: Just a thought.
*Not necessarily at the same time, but some feminists will take what they can get.