I am back from my adventures, feeling inspired and seem to have a lot on my mind lately that I’d like to share! This morning as I was laying in bed responding to emails and messages, I accidentally it a link to an article about “modern feminism”. I did NOT like what I read!
I dug a bit deeper, reading tidbits of information from a variety of sites and was honestly quite shocked by the varying opinions and judgements placed on women who identify as feminists. The definition of a feminist is simply someone who supports feminism.
According to Merriam-Webster, feminism is, the simple Definition of feminism is:
the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities
organized activity in support of women’s rights and interests
So why does our society (both men and women alike) continue to tell a woman what she must look like, act like, or wear on her body if she identifies as a feminist? A man can be a feminist, a woman can be a feminist..in fact, any human on earth regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity can be a feminist.
I want equality for all human beings, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation or fashion choices. What I have also noticed is that the gender pendulum is swinging in the opposite direction. In the past, it was acceptable to make fun of women on a core level and advertisers regularly downplayed female intelligence…
I don’t think the current attack on masculinity is quite as intense but it is still disturbing. I recently saw a post on Facebook featuring a father sitting in the shower with his sick child. The post went viral and not for the reasons I would have liked to see.
Rather than focusing on the love and patience clearly evident in the photo, a huge portion of the reactions were negative. Just because both the man and the child were nude, people thought it was inappropriate. Child abuse is inappropriate. A father caring for his child is beautiful.
The bottom line: I can support equal rights wearing whatever the fuck I want and so can you!