Being a feminist and dating
(laughing) Marina Watanabe is a vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, college student, and creator of embarrassing literary tees. (laughing) Marina: You’re terrible, and probably serious.I dated a guy who hated when I would do this and you will never guess how quickly I dumped him because haha no. If you don't identify as a feminist already, you should figure out why that is before going for her. Do you think she should make less than you make for doing the exact same job? Here’s an honest interview with someone who knows: boyfriend of self-described part-time feminist vlogger, full-time sass machine, Marina Watanabe. Marina: Say, “Hi, Welcome to Feminist Fridays — series where we explore the social, the political, and the media from a feminist and intersectional perspective.” David: Guess who’s not going to remember any of that. Even if you’re familiar with feminist dating, you’ll want to catch his hilarious answers to her hard-hitting questions and get a little more enlightened about everyday feminist life.
Marina: As you know, dating a feminist is very demanding. David: The thing is, I feel like the feminism, it doesn’t come up— Marina: The feminism, it’s— David: The feminism. David: It doesn’t come up a lot in our relationship actually.
David: Then she throws those silver dollars out like Ninja stars.
David: Feminism is good because equality is what I believe in for everybody, and then this gesture.
Heck, it’s hard to happily sit through most commercials on TV as a feminist, let alone sit through dates with people that may drop a slut-shaming bomb mid-conversation.
If we were to require that our partners mirror our feminism to a tee right out of the gate, our dating pool would be impossibly slim, especially when you take the necessity of chemistry and attraction into account.