I’m a feminist and you are too. The definition of a feminist is someone who believes that men and women should have equal rights.
Who can’t get on board with that?
There was probably a time in my youth when I didn’t identify as a feminist because the media, our culture, and mostly men put the term in a box. Feminists looked a certain way or were portrayed as angry bitches.
We’re not bitches, but we are angry. And we should be.
We’re inching closer, but we’re still far from equal, and far from being respected and revered they way we deserve.
Take some time over this holiday break to read through some of the 39 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2014. The idea of men and women sharing equal rights shouldn’t be revolutionary, it should be a given. All the moments on the list are getting us closer to that.
Actress Emma Watson’s address to the United Nations inspired me, actress Ellen Page outing herself during a speech at a Human Rights Campaign conference made me cry, and Aziz Ansari’s take on feminism on the Letterman show cracked me up.
Most of the list is filled with pop culture moments in TV, music, and movies, politics, and sports that may make you see feminism in a new light.
There’s never been a more exciting time to be a woman or love and appreciate one. We’re changing the way our culture thinks, we’re feeling empowered, using those powers for good, and affecting change.
Someday soon we may even get paid as much as men for doing the same job. We may get a lady in the White House.
A girl can dream, right?
Are you a proud feminist? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Besides patent inequality there is a male domination over a woman’s body. Male legislatures determining how a woman handles her own pregnancy is abhorrent and frightening. A woman in the White House and more in the Senate and House will be a great step. We could then paraphrase Neil Armstrong. ” one small step for women, one giant leap for womankind” If I’m physically able I’m going to go door to door for Hilary if she runs in 2016 and hope you and your generation does too.
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