Anyone can be a feminist. You just need to believe that all genders have equal rights. If you can do that, congratulations you are now a really awesome person who can make a whole lot of difference in the world.
Some people think that feminism is about attacking men and when I tell them I am a feminist, because I believe in gender equality for everyone, people think that isn’t feminism at all. The word ‘feminist’ has become a taboo and its demonization is only yet another example of what we’re fighting for. If you are unsure about feminism, please don’t make this post your only source of information, today I’m simply going to explain why I identify as a feminist and maybe why you should too.
I recognize the terrible way in which women have been treated throughout history and feel that this needs to change in modern society.
I appreciate and admire the wonderful and intelligent women in the world and I think that they should not be undermined because of their gender, but celebrated for their strength.
I believe that all women should have equal opportunities, regardless of race, sexuality, culture, religion etc.
I believe that women should have the same opportunities as men. And I also recognize that this does not happen in some areas of the world and I am eager to change this.
I don’t believe that the modern model of a woman or man should be defined by stereotypical expectations.
I believe that women should be free to make their own decisions.
I believe that women should be valued and respected as members of our society.
I believe that gender based assumptions should not explain a woman’s decisions.
I love and respect the female form.
I support the empowerment of transgender women and transgender men.
I believe that the ideas of ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’ are outdated and can be redefined by the individual if they want to.
I want women to be able to feel beautiful, empowered and liberated.
I think women should be allowed to wear and do whatever they want, as long as they are respectful to themselves and others.
I think that all genders should be respected and loved in romantic relationships. They should not be exploited or harassed because of their gender.
I believe that gender is personal and the only person who should be able to define it is the person themselves. And if they are unsure or would rather not say, that is okay too.
I believe in the equal rights of all genders.
…. because I am a feminist and a proud one too.
Thank you so much for reading,