Tomorrow is International Women's Day, and since Wednesdays are meme days for me, I thought I'd do a personal post and share with you my stance on feminism today instead.
I'd love to hear your thoughts as well.
This post is about what feminism means for me. Feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments, but please keep the conversation friendly :)
Here are some definitions:
Sexist: relating to or characterized by prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.
Feminism: the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
"For the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes."
- Emma Watson
This is what being a feminist means for me:
- I am on the side of oppressed women.
- I am on the side of abused women.
- I am on the side of disadvantaged women who are denied justice and human rights because of their gender.
- I am against all kinds of sexism and female stereotypes in the media, workplace, home, literature, and in everyday life.
For me, feminism is primarily about standing up for abused and oppressed women. And it's about standing against sexist and female stereotypes, whether it be in films or the media or somewhere else.
That is what I feel so strongly about.
"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand"
- Susan B. Anthony
"The idea of being a feminist—so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex—but what feminism is about is equality and human rights. For me that is just an essential part of my identity. "
- Lena Dunham
I hope to read more and more books about feminism during these coming months, and learn as much about women's rights as I can. Thus, my opinions will hopefully grow and develop as I grow.
Chat with me! Are you a feminist? What does being a feminist mean for you?