Hello sweet peas 🙂
This is possibly the most controversial post I have ever written haha 😀 Although to be honest there shouldn’t be anything controversial about it 🙂 However, please do respect my opinion, and accept that this is absolutely just my opinion 🙂 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 🙂 <3
So, feminism. I think I should just jump in with both feet first 🙂 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, 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 when and if 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 🙂 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