Hey there my lovelies! Today’s topic is all about feminism and what it really means. Before I start off this post I’d like to say, everyones opinion are there own. This is a safe space to share your beliefs and will never be judge. I just want to clear up feminism, what the definition is and what it really means. Social media, cable, online platforms, blogs, and others can post things about feminism that are not 100% accurate. I want everyone to be educated on it, so they can make the decision for themselves.
FEMINISM: (as defined in the Webster Dictionary) :
1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests
ᗯᕼᗩT Iᔕ ᖴEᗰIᑎIᔕᗰ
Feminism in a nut shell, is supporting equal rights for women. This means, that you agree that women should be paid the same as men, women should be able to have a voice without being shut down, women can run for office, presidency, senate and so on without any fear. A big aspect of feminism is shutting down the idea that if women are raped or abused it is somehow their fault. Just because we as women wear sexy outfits, short skirts , or low cut shirts, does not mean we were asking for it. Feminism has a lot to do with the idea that we should be supporting other women rather then judging them. Their are lots of feminist groups that do marches for women’s rights, and protest societies standard’s on women belonging in the kitchen and not doing mens work.
There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to feminism. One of the major things, is the idea that women are feminist to be held at a higher standard then men. “Equal rights for women, does not mean less rights for men”. This idea couldn’t be further from the truth, feminist women are fighting for equal rights not to have more rights than men. Feminism is a movement towards equal society for male, female and transgender people, without discrimination. Huffington post wrote an awesome article on common misconceptions about feminism and they defined it way better than I could have: “I have seen countless times women expressing that they do not “need” feminism because they are not “man-haters” or not a “lesbian”. It is so saddening for multiple reasons; men and women are so ill informed that they believe this is what feminism means, they might have been around people that claim to be feminists and are actually using this movement to promote their misandry, and the main complaint: feminists are just man-haters.”
ᗯᕼᗩT ᗰY ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪᔕ ᕼᗩᗪ TO ᔕᗩY ᗩᗷOᑌT ᖴEᗰIᑎIᔕᗰ
The more articles I read the more educated I got on the concept of feminism, and it got me thinking. I wanted to know what my peers, friends and family, had to say about feminism. I sent out a massive text asking my friends and family to define feminism in one sentence, here’s what they said:
ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪ ᑎᑌᗰᗷEᖇ 1: The fight for women’s rights, the fight for equal right’s.
ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪ ᑎᑌᗰᗷEᖇ 2: Hmm Idk I’m not a feminist.
ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪ ᑎᑌᗰᗷEᖇ 3: A person that agrees female are as equal as men.
ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪ ᑎᑌᗰᗷEᖇ 4: A women standing up for her rights and general equality among genders.
I must say a lot of my friends and family were more educated on feminism than I thought they would be. This makes me very happy to hear that they know what feminism is and either support it or understand it.
ᒪETᔕ ᗷEᑕOᗰE ᗩ GEᑎEᖇᗩTIOᑎ ᗯᕼEᖇE Oᑌᖇ ᔕOᑕIETY ᖇEᔕᑭEᑕTᔕ ᗩᒪᒪ GEᑎᗪEᖇᔕ, ᖇEᒪIGIOᑎᔕ, ᖇᗩᑕEᔕ, ᔕE᙭’ᔕ, TᖇᗩᑎFOᖇTᗩTIOᑎᔕ ᗩᑎᗪ ᔕE᙭ᑌᗩᒪITIEᔕ.