In Honor of Fabulous Feminist Fridays, we present you with select responses to the question: What does feminism mean to you?
I am feminist because I believe in equality. Feminism has nothing to do with shaving legs or burning bras; it’s about fighting for the rights, freedom, and opportunities that men take for granted.
The global sisterhood. Supporting and empowering women who do not have the same opportunities I have.
Feminism, to me, stands solely for equality. It does not mean hating men (as a man, that would make no sense), it does not mean lesbianism (again, I cannot be a lesbian because I have a penis), it does not mean yelling loudly in the streets, and it does not mean every woman has to become CEO. It means a woman has just as much right to choose for her life what she wants out of it as a man does. If someone tells her to live it any other way, be it from man or woman, than she has been wronged, and as a feminist, I seek to right that.
For me, feminism is empowerment, equality, justice, a challenge to oppression, and a movement that puts forth the notion that all people deserve dignity, respect, rights, and opportunities.
What does feminism mean to YOU? Leave your answers in the comments.
To be included in next week’s edition of “Fabulous Feminist Fridays,” email firstname.lastname@example.org with your response to the following question: What movies or T.V. shows speak to your brand of feminism or have inspired you to be a feminist? Include one to three sentences explaining why.