Am I A Feminist?

Hello sweet peas πŸ™‚

This is possibly the most controversial post I have ever written haha πŸ˜€ Although to be honest there shouldn’t be anything controversial about it πŸ™‚ However, please do respect my opinion, and accept that this is absolutely just my opinion πŸ™‚ Also, this post is inspired by an amazing post that Aqsa wrote, and I highly encourage you to go and read that because it is quite simply amazing, and imperative for everyone everywhere who has any respect for women to read πŸ™‚ <3

So, feminism. I think I should just jump in with both feet first πŸ™‚ I am a Feminist. Most of the time when I say this people are pretty cool with that, and call themselves a feminist too, generally for the right reasons. And then other times they go “really?!”. Which makes me a little sad, whether they are a female or a male, which is kind of my point. I think one problem is that the definition of what a feminist actually is has been a little muddled, and of course there are always people who are hard against or for it, and twist the reasons for something.

So what is a feminist?

  • Someone, female or male,Β who believes both genders should have equal opportunities and rights, and that there shouldn’t be any hate to either gender. It is quite simply that.

Just like with racism (which I am totally against, but that’s another can of worms lol) there can be reverse sexism. And unfortunately this is what a lot of people associate with feminism and feminists. Some people I have discussed feminism with have thought it is woman who hate on men, but oh my gosh it is not! That is exactly what feminists are trying to prevent.

So, as a feminist I am very grateful to live in a country where I can vote just like a man, work just like a man, and do sport, dress how I like, go to school, and get married whenΒ and if Β I want, to who I want. Unfortunately there are still issues like men getting paid more, or the sexism in terms of double standards for both genders, but I’m not going to just hate on men because of this. These are things that I am going to fight to get rid of so that one day my children won’t have to live with such blatant hating in a society. I am so proud of my country for being the first country in the world, and the only country in the nineteenth century, to grant universal suffrage, for anyone of any ethnicity, over 21 to vote in New Zealand. It took a while before most of our close countries did the same, and I know a lot of places in the world still don’t have this.

I really hope I have educated you a bit more about feminism, and showed you what it actually is πŸ™‚ I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic, but as I said at the beginning please do not go hating on me for being a feminist. Hating never got anyone anywhere. However, loving did.

Until next time

Lui xx

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  1. February 4, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Absolutely loved this xx❀️

  2. February 4, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Everyone should be a feminist <3

    • February 4, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      yes, so true!!!!! πŸ˜€ <3

  3. February 4, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Such a beautiful and inspiring post Lui!! And thank you so much for the lovely shoutout – really means a lot!😊❀ ❀

    • February 4, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      aw thank you! and you’re quite welcome – thank you for inspring this post πŸ™‚ <3

      • February 4, 2017 / 2:03 pm

        Aww, you’re words literally mean so much, Lui!! Thank you; it makes me so happy to know that you got inspired to post something so motivational because of my rant 😊 😊 ❀

        • February 4, 2017 / 4:24 pm

          aw that’s alright πŸ™‚ <3 and thanks πŸ™‚ <3

  4. February 4, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    This post is so beautiful and eloquent! Thank you for sharing from one feminist to another!

    • February 4, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      aw thank you so much!!! πŸ™‚ thank you for ur support!! πŸ™‚ <3

  5. February 4, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Loved the post! And yes, this post probably helped a lot of people to understand what feminism really is! Thanks for sharing! <3

    • February 5, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      aw thank you!! and I’m glad to hear it πŸ™‚ <3 xx

  6. February 4, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    This post was so good! (I kind of feel like repeting myself a lot but I mean it!) In my family, I am called the feminist of the household and I am definitely proud of being one! I remember once in school (I think it was in fith grade) I had this history teacher who was babbling on something to do with the Romans (you can see hoe passionate I am about historyπŸ˜†) and then he said ‘[..] and this part, I think Rosie will like. Won’t you Rosie, you as a femisist?’ I rememeber being really confused because I had no idea what a feminist was. So I came home that day asking my mum what a feminist was after explaining the whole story to her. And ever since that day I truly consider myself a feminist!πŸ˜‰ (I always stood up for women’s rights but I never knew there was a name to it) xxx

    • February 6, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      that’s so cool!! thanks for sharing that πŸ™‚ I am so happy to see so many people r saying they r feminsts now, and that we aren’t getting hating πŸ™‚ and i totally agree – it always seemed so obvious to me that we shoudl all be equal, and its kind of confusing when u find out that that hasn’t been how it is. thank you so much for ur support!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ <3 <3

    • February 5, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      thank you!!! I’m glad u did πŸ™‚ <3

    • February 5, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      aw thanks!!! πŸ™‚ <3 xx

  7. February 6, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Totally agree #girlpower. I’m definitely a feminist as well, we are women are just as deserving of everything that men are entitled to. I think this was such a positive opinion and I’m so glad you shared and are speading love to us girls in the world <3

    xo, JJ

    • February 6, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      aw thank you!! and yes i totally agree!!!!!! <3 <3

  8. February 6, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Well said! I’m not saying that every girl has to be a feminist, but when they say they aren’t, are they not just saying they don’t want to be equal? That they want to be disregarded or be lower in society than men? Loved the post xx also, do you agree with the voting age being brought down? I think it’s great that young people can have a say in who this country is run by.

    • February 10, 2017 / 2:19 pm

      thank you!!! and yes I completely agree!! πŸ™‚ that’s what I always wonder, and I really hope no women would ever think that they are lesser!!
      and I hadn’t heard about that!! but omg yes that’d be great haha πŸ˜€ especially since that probably would’ve aided a certain country during a certain election lol πŸ˜‰ <3 xx

  9. February 8, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Thank you for sharing this post! A lot of people are quick to assume that feminism automatically means man-hating, when at its core, feminism is about equality of all genders.

    Love,
    F.W.A

    • February 10, 2017 / 2:16 pm

      thank you so much!!! and yes so true – it saddens me that people turn to hate for reasoning rather than love, and it makes me so happy to see people spreading true feminism πŸ™‚ <3 xx

  10. March 18, 2017 / 12:31 am

    I totally agree with your post! Everyone should be equal. I am going to check out Aqsa’s post right now, she sounds inspiring πŸ™‚

    • March 19, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      thank you! I totally agree πŸ™‚ and do, she’s such an amazing blogger πŸ™‚ <3

  11. April 9, 2017 / 6:05 am

    You go girl! Absolutely love and agree with your post. Go check out my post on feminism

    • April 10, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      aw thank you!!! πŸ™‚ will do πŸ™‚ <3

    • April 10, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      thank you!! πŸ™‚ I really appreciate it πŸ™‚ and will be sure to πŸ™‚

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