The One About Feminism

The other week I talked about equality and why I think equality is something we should make a reality in our world.

This week I want to talk about feminism.

Sometimes people confuse the words equality and feminism. Feminism is a subcategory of equality. Equality covers fundamental rights, non-straight marriage, discrimination and feminism, along with several other things. And when discussing these topics you need to be pretty clear on what exactly you’re speaking about as to not confuse people. Last week I briefly covered each of the topics under equality. This week I’m discussing one – feminism.

I’m a feminist. I have no shame saying it. I am a firm believer that as a women I deserve the same rights as a man. Not because I am better than a man or any sort of superiority complex. I was born under the same circumstances as a man, so shouldn’t we be treated equally?

People interpret feminism is multiple ways. It’s a part of the reason feminism gets a bad rap. There are the feminists who are burning bras, belittling men and talking about how women should rule the world. That’s not the feminism I want to preach. I want to preach about how there should be a level of equality and homogenous attitude between men and women. We all came from the same place, not one better than the other, so why are we treating it like we were? Not once have I met a person who I think, “I will treat you better than anyone solely based on this one uncontrollable fact about you.” Why?

Because that is ridiculous.

Things have changed a lot for women in the last 60 years or so. We’ve worked during wars, we’ve moved out of our homemaker roles, we run/own corporations and we graduate top of our classes at university. So why are we still expected to fit our tiny 1920s roles as the women of the house? We’ve moved on from that. Times have changed and it’s time that our attitudes changed too.

Women are no longer the docile housewife. Women are running the world alongside men.

I speak as a woman feminist. Not as someone who has attended multiple feminist rallies or who has taken a lot of women and gender studies classes or who has done extensive research in any related topic. I speak as someone who was born a woman and deserved the equal ability in life to succeed like a man. You don’t need a degree to be a feminism advocate. You don’t even need to be a woman. You just have to believe and encourage that women deserve the opportunity to be equals to men. By now women have proved that they can do it. So give them a chance.

If you’re reading this and thinking, “Oh no, not another young feminist who thinks she can change the world,” I would like to introduce you to me

Oh yes, another young feminist who knows she can change the world.

Thank you for reading. If this post resonated with you, or if you’d like to challenge something that was said, feel free to leave a comment below. I’m interested to see what you have to say.

I’m also considering making an ‘Equality’ series covering the difference aspects of equality. If you think that would be something you’d be interested in reading, comment below.

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