Ayyyyy! New post!
As you (may) know, I run a Tumblr blog at alexdoestv.tumblr.com and I keep seeing posts on my dash about feminism and girls saying “I don’t need feminism because I don’t feel discriminated!” or “I don’t define myself as a feminist because I don’t feel like one”. I want to tell my own opinion about this topic which I am very passionate about.
Before we start, I think a definition of feminism is needed.
Equality, underline that word, because it’s fundamental. It doesn’t say “women are better than men”, neither “women must be covered from head to toe in order to be considered part of the movement”.
By the years, the idea of the incredibly useful feminist movement, who changed the world for the better, has been altered by people who don’t actually know what this is about or intentionally choose to ignore it.
Lately a lot of important people are speaking out about this hot argument and, even thought being in the spotlight is crucial, the information they are spreading are utterly wrong, misleading and they are damaging the work that women like Mary Wollstonecraft, Hilary Clinton, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Beyoncé have done, or have been doing, for years.
Why feminists hide behind a “Feminist is a harsh word, I just want to spread a positive message!”?
Stand up for what you believe in, because being a feminist (or, as I’d rather say, have common sense) is something everyone should be proud of!
Go ahead, tell me I am part of the “anti-men” movement, tell me whatever you want.
At the end of the day, I know what my beliefs are.
Plus, it’s 2015 calling, get with the program.
A proud feminist,