Am I a Feminist?

Hello everyone ,

So this weeks post is quite controversial but I’d love to hear your opinion on this topic whether it is different to mine or not , I’m really interested.

When anyone says feminist , everyone’s immediate thought seems to be ‘men haters’ or ‘anti men’ and being a feminist is seemed to be a negative thing. Most people seem to hate any feminists and the whole topic in general seems to make people feel uncomfortable or annoyed, but I don’t understand why . Feminism should be something to be proud of!

The actual meaning of feminism is completely opposite to what everyone assumes it means . According to the dictionary feminism is ‘the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities’. This is so true , women for hundreds of years have never had equal opportunities to men and had to go to extreme measures just to get us to vote – the suffragettes . Feminists inspire me so much because they’re not afraid to stand up for what they believe in and have made so many changes to get us women in the position we are in today. However , things still need to change …

I mean , wouldn’t it be nice if girls and women felt safe enough to walk around the streets alone late at night without the fear of getting raped? If women got paid the exact same wage as men for doing the exact same jobs? If no jobs were seen as too ‘manly ‘ for women to do? EXACTLY! But let’s not forget the men. It would also be nice if men could show be able to show emotions without being thought of as being a ‘wuss’.I know now ,lots of men are wearing makeup and are slaying so much but wouldn’t it be amazing if all men could feel comfortable wearing makeup and didn’t get judged? Or if men didn’t have to be anxious about not being ‘manly’ enough’?

I support equal rights for women AND men , I just want to live in a equal society,where we don’t have to worry about stereotypes. If a woman wants to be a policewoman that’s fine , if a man wants to be a hairdresser that’s fine , you get what I mean. Don’t let any stereotypes or other people’s opinions affect your decision , you do whatever you want to be!! If we carry on fighting against stereotypes , one day we will be able to actually live in a gender equality society!! 

Love , 

Jenna xx

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10 thoughts on “Am I a Feminist?

  1. You make such poignant points about feminism and how it’s perceived. I used to be so worried about telling people I was a feminist because I was worried they would think I hated men etc.

    For me feminism is just like you said, all about equality. I want to live in a world where women can be proud if there’s sexuality and men can cry and feminism is a way to make that happen.

    Really amazing post!

    Laura xo

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    1. Thankyou so much! I’m really glad you enjoyed it, I feel really strongly about women’s rights and I just wish everyone was a lot more positive towards it xo

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  2. YAY FELLOW FEMINIST! I do think the culture has come a long way recently, that “feminist” is much better understood than it was even 5 years ago. Helps that celebs have declared themselves feminists- both me and women! Equality all the way, I hope the progress continues…in spite of the current state of my country at least…

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    1. Aha , exactly Emma Watson is a huge idol for me , I love how brave and influential she is. True , he may be in power but he can’t turn the whole nation against feminists x

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