Before I start rambling on, I want to say if you don’t agree with me, that’s okay but please read, I want to at least tell you what I think.
Now, whenever I say ‘I’m a feminist’, people immediately judge me sometimes in a good way but mostly negative ways. About a month ago, I was talking to another student in my class about one of my friends and he went ‘she’s a feminist.’ in a very disgusted voice. I was like ‘yes and so am I’. He, then, said ‘Typical. So you think women are better for men?’
And this is what I said:
feminists is group of women and men who want equal rights for all genders.
Misandrists is a group of women who thinks women are superior to men.
Both genders are treated differently in lots of ways such as women getting paid less then men and men not being accepted by other people because they are ‘feminine’ because they do ‘girly’ things such as dancing.
Why is dancing, liking the colour pink, dolls and ponies the stereotypical things for little girls to like?
And why is football, blue, Lego and soldiers the stereotypical things for little boys to like?
I liked the colour blue, I liked playing in the mud, I LOVED LEGO and I played toy soldiers with my brother? Does that make me a ‘tom-boy’?
I loved dolls, I wanted ponies and I liked wearing dresses.
So who am I then? A girl or a boy?
Well I’m pretty sure that I’m a girl…
I really don’t like the word ‘feminist’ because it sounds more like it’s a woman’s cause then a man’s cause so I think that’s why the boy, in my class, thought that it was more of an overpowering group of females.
But remember, 88 years ago, I couldn’t vote because I was a woman so I guess it wasn’t that long ago when sexism was at it’s highest peak.
There is still a lot of inequality in this world, it may not be where you live but in other countries, women aren’t allowed out of their house without a male companion. On Tv, there’s a lot of sexism towards men dressing up as woman as it looks ‘funny.’
You may not see it because you grew up that way but I can see it and felt it, and I want to change that.
Please tell me what you think in the comments even if you don’t agree with me and don’t mind a political debate. hahaha 🙂
Hideaway Girl xxx