Dear Affluent White Girls, It's OK To Be A Feminist

Dear Affluent White Girls, It's OK To Be A Feminist

Feminism is the belief that women are EQUAL to men not that they are BETTER than men.
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Okay yes, this is ANOTHER feminist article that you have probably stumbled upon. You might be a feminist, or you might be thinking "I want to read this article to piss myself off". We all do it.

I just recently read an article that said us, women, should be thankful because we have more rights and ever. I am linking the article here if you would like to read it. We should not fight for equality because it is rude to men. This article was written by a person, who seemed much like me on paper. White. College-aged. From a stable and forgiving background. And a woman.

She said that we are not acting like the true meaning of feminism by marching around and throwing fits for attention. Well, I have some thoughts about that.

Feminism is the belief that women are EQUAL to men. This means job security, representation, and equal salaries for the same position. It also means equality under protection, sexual violence, and the right to decide what happens with my body.

I think many girls from my background are fed information about how feminism is "bad" and that when women really, they aren't helping themselves in any way. About a year ago, a young woman, much like myself, was complaining about how she had to sing the national anthem at a women's rally with her choir from her all-female private college. This is ironic to me and just downright confusing.

Many females that do not support the feminist movement are much like this and come from a background of privilege and haste.

To the women who are against the feminist movement, you are not immune to the lower income you will receive. You are not immune to violence, but instead, be forced to suppress these injustices. You are not immune to the sexual harassment or assault.

There are many ways to be a feminist, affluent white females. No, you don't have to march with your fellow women. No, you can still believe in the right to life. No, this doesn't mean you are automatically a socialist liberal--you can still be conservative if you so, please.

This means that you can speak. You can declare that you deserve to be paid the same amount for the same work as a man gets paid. You can have a voice against violence. You can have the right to say no.

No matter your background, you can be a feminist.

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I'm An 18-Year-Old Female And I Will Never Be A Feminist

Honestly, I'd rather be caught dead than caught calling myself a modern-day feminist.
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"A man told me to have a good day... I'm triggered." How ludicrous does that sound? Tune in because that is the extent of modern day feminism.

Sure, I think boys are stupid and that I'm probably better than 90% of the male population, but that doesn't make me a modern-day feminist. Now I believe that woman should stand up for themselves, and Golding's quote: "I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been," is by far one of my favorite quotes... but modern day feminism is not something I want to be associated with.

I'm all for "anything you can do I can do better," and "We can do it!" but realistically speaking in some situations, that isn't feasible. As an 18-year-old woman who works out regularly, and is stronger than the average female, I couldn't carry a 190-pound man back to a safe zone after he was shot on the front line of a war even if I tried. It is not anatomically possible for a grown woman to be as strong as a fully developed male.

Reality check: Men and women are not equal.

They are not physically equal, they are not mentally equal. Modern-day feminism is equality between the two genders, but corrupt and on steroids. I support what feminism used to be. I support women who work hard and have goals and ambition... not girls who hate men and stomp around with no shirts on to piss off the public. Feminism has developed into a polluted teaching that young men and women are plunging into.

We are built dissimilarly.

The human brain is literally an organ that is sex oriented. There is a cognitive difference, that singlehandedly destroys gender equality.

I will not spend my time running a revolution against anyone who likes Donald Trump. I am not going to binge watch Trump's twitter in an effort to start some leftist gob of drama. I refuse to be part of this head hunt to attack all Republicans on the newest Instagram post made about how feminism is stupid. I do not hate men, and society would crash and burn without the successful men and women who work together to create what we call the United States of America.

Why, you ask? Why are the 15-25 year olds of our society clinging to feminism? They are hopping on the rapidly growing bandwagon where all the hipsters, feminists and Trump haters reside. It's "cool" to hate Donald Trump. Twitter is a world of liberalism, hatred and fake love towards all. Social media is where this generation is living — and modern-day feminism brews there.

We need to keep separation in the household within roles.

We must raise our children to do what they are best at rather than trying to do something they are incapable of just to prove an irrelevant point.

Women must stand up for what they believe in and be strong in their shoes, while not getting so caught up in what your modern day feminist says she thinks is right.

We cannot let this briskly changing society sway us away from what is going to keep the world working precisely.

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An Open Letter To My Dreams That I'm Determined To Make Come True

Even when others don't believe in me, I know I am still capable.

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To my dreams,

Some of you are hard to achieve. Some of you frustrate me more than I can describe. Some of you have people worried, but I'm not. All of you, however, is what I want. Some of you go way back to grade school and some of you go back to the beginning of 2018.

I guess what I want to say more than anything is how determined I am to reach you no matter how outlandish it seems. Some people have called me crazy for wanting to work for a hockey team. I think those people are crazy for not believing in me. Those are the people who make me want to work even harder. Those people are my motivation. They will be the ones I think of when I finally make it, and I get to say "See, I can do it."

My dream of starting a family, especially with my medical history, seems a little crazy. However, it's exactly what I want. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted a family. I've always wanted to raise children who would be athletic or at least follow their dreams. And no, that does not mean I can't be a feminist still. Don't get that mixed up.

I've wanted to work for a hockey team since I was young. Numerous people have told me to "shoot lower." However, I've also had a countless number of people who have told me they believe in me more than they can begin to describe. Those people have helped me to believe in myself, as well.

My dreams spread far, but I know I can achieve them. I believe in myself. I know I can make it to where I want to be. Even when others don't believe in me, I know that I am still capable.

It makes me think of what teachers told me for so many years- "I believe in you." Four simple words that have helped me believe in myself more than I ever have before. Those words taught me, I doubt myself far too often, because as they said that I kind of shook my head in disbelief.

However, I have also had people who have told me I need to scale my dreams back a little bit. Those people are the people that frustrate me the most. Those are the people who have tried to cut me down, but they haven't. I'm coming for you, crazy dreams.

Yours truly,

The Determined Person

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