What do we know about feminism?
Many of us may think that feminism means superiority of women. Well, that’s not the case.
Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social rights for women. I will not start getting into details about this, because I think that all of us has encountered at least one time in our life some type of discrimination based on gender. In short, feminism = gender equality.
Every single time that I mentioned that I am a feminist, someone contradicted me and tried to change my vision about what feminism actually means. Sometimes even verbally assaulted that I even dare to think this way. I am not saying that you don’t have the right to express your opinion about a certain subject, but that doesn’t mean to catalogue somebody else just because they don’t have the same opinion as you.
“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety on the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law.”
– Dale Spender –
I guess that I am a feminist. At least, I like to think that way about myself. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are, based on what somebody else thinks you should be? Why do you have to label yourself something that society thinks it’s normal, but you don’t?
These are just simply my toughts about the idea of being a feminist. I’m not saying that you need to have the same opinion, I just wanted to express my beliefs with you.
What’s your opinion? 🙂