This Makes My Brain Hurt: Farrah Abraham Quite Seriously Has No Idea What Feminism Is

When asked whether she considers herself a feminist, Farrah Abraham gave the most cringeworthy response EVER. Yikes!

Farrah Abraham June 2013 headshot

Man. Who would have guessed that Farrah Abraham would become the Teen Mom with the most dubious of reputations? Back when I used to recap the show for Crushable, my money (and the money of everyone in the office) was on Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans. While we HAVE seen plenty of them in the gossip columns, though, it’s Farrah who has continued to blow our minds time and time again.

This latest incident, though? It’s more ridiculous than Farrah’s sex tape porn video, Farrah Abraham: Backdoor Teen Mom. More ridiculous, even, than her Amazon wish list.  The… I don’t even know what to call her anymore. She’s not really a “celebrity”; she’s CERTAINLY not a “star”; let’s go with… “gossip column staple!” The gossip column staple was recently in Miami Spring to promote a club Vivid Entertainment, who released Backdoor Teen Mom, is opening on September 12. While she was there, she spoke with the Miami New Times’ Cultist blog—and the whole interview just makes my brain hurt. Seriously. But the real kicker is the following exchange:

Do you consider yourself a feminist?

I’m pretty feminine. I think so.

 Not feminine — feminist.

What does that mean, you’re a lesbian or something?

I’m not kidding. She actually said that. And it gets worse:

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No, that’s not what I’m asking at all.

What context are you saying it in?

 It’s a complicated concept, but I guess at its most basic, it means that women are equal to men.

Oh, I definitely feel that women are equal to men. No doubt about that. I mean women should have equal rights to men, every day.

In this day and age, I’m a little unclear on how someone could make it to full adulthood never having come across the concept of feminism—especially someone who prides herself on having made such an effort to educate herself. I’m not totally sure whether this ENORMOUS gap in her knowledge reflects a failure of the educational system or whether it’s simply a symptom of Farrah’s own natural vapidity; my gut says it’s Farrah herself, but I suppose that’s up for debate.

In any event, Farrah, may we point you in the direction of We Are What Feminists Look Like? We’re sure the wonderful Kelly Martin Broderick would be willing to enlighten you—because honestly, I have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH YOU ANYMORE.

Tell us: If you could teach Farrah one thing about feminism, what would it be?

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.

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