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Feminism for Dummies

A little while back (not sure when), Shailene Woodley, Star of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars said in an interview that she wasn’t a feminist because  she “liked men too much”. Being a feminist myself, I was pretty annoyed with her complete ignorance. But what annoyed me even more was people not understanding what feminism is and actually agreeing with her. So this is for all those poor unenlightened fools.

Feminism does NOT mean burning your bra, cutting off all your hair, dressing like a man, declaring that you’re a lesbian, refusing to get a wax-or any other beauty treatments for that matteror any other such stereotypes. You can have amazing hair which you style every day,wear conservative clothes,have the most humongous crush on any man or number of men, wax religiously every month,be as girly as girly gets and STILL be a feminist. Hell, you don’t even have to be a WOMAN to be a feminist!

When it first began as a movement feminism was about equality (still is in many parts of the world). Equality of rights,pay,education. You can drool all you want at guys and still campaign for your rights as a woman. It’s about being able to make your choices as a woman and not being judged for them.

So for those of you who thought, being a feminist meant abandoning your trips to the salon,lingerie store or fansites,I hope this makes you rethink your opinions.

 



'Feminism for Dummies' have 1 comment

  1. June 4, 2015 @ 6:14 am Ashleigh

    Hi,
    First of all THANK-YOU!
    For many years i’ve wondered what it is to be a feminist and what feminism really is, usually I get basic answers, but I’ve always questioned if that’s what it is, why is it such a big deal to feminist?!
    I found this page, and loved it. I read a quick article that explained certain movements etc. before i found this and reading this afterwards, well.. who the heck doesn’t agree to this? Why wouldn’t we want equality.
    Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time out to write this.

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