Feminism. A word misconstrued by celebrities, leaders and the media.
Today, I was talking to my friend about her passions and I said that she is passionate about empowering women. My friend turns to me with a puzzled face saying, “but, I am not a feminist.” Without judgment, I ask why not? She explains that women are not above men, but equal to them.
My friend, mind you, is in law school and did not know the definition of feminism. Why not? Probably because the media has tricked people into looking at feminism as a taboo topic. They have made people feel wrong for identifying as a feminist.
So before you move forward throughout your day, take a moment to learn the definition of feminism.
“The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of political, social and economic equality to men.”
Aka women and men are created equal.
So I ask men who do not identify as a feminist, do you think your daughter should not have the same rights as your son? Does your partner not deserve the same opportunities and respect as you? What about your mother? Is she less worthy than you because she is a woman?
As I, John Legend, Beyonce, Lena Dunham, Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson and many other people around the world, support feminism, you should too, because women should be equal to men.
See a full list of famous men who are feminists here.
thursday thoughts xx