I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.
That would indeed be stupid. I'm constantly surprised by how many people misunderstand what it means to be a feminist. Equal rights for both genders. Period. That's it. Too often I see religious folk trying to twist or misinterpret what the word means for their own purposes. Sigh.
"To me, Feminism means Choice! I can CHOOSE to shave my legs and can CHOOSE not to. There is no "right answer". One option doesn't make me any more or less of a feminist than the other. I can shave or not shave, whatever the hell I want to, because it's MY choice!" #feminism #bodyhair
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a beautiful speech on feminism, and it is one of my favorite TEDx talks. She concisely and eloquently highlight the different elements of gender equality and how they have come about. The quote depicted here is one of my favorite portions of the speech.
clitterly: emilyvgordon: shepherdsongs: I was driving when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.” This is gorgeous. yes
17 Celebrities Who Have The Right Idea About Feminism
There still are too many out there who still re-frame feminism this way...we need to keep our united voices in heightening awareness that human rights and equality is not something feminists take lightly. Keira Knightley.