How I Became A Feminist
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

How I Became A Feminist

My Journey Through Womanhood

How I Became A Feminist

I grew up in a very conservative, male-dominated household. I was always around my three brothers and all their friends, they were like “extended” brothers. I never felt like I was treated any different than the rest of them (the way some girls are). As I grew up, I had the same views as my family and I had a very narrow understanding of feminism. I had pictured feminism as women being easily offended and very politically correct. Looking back, I shake my head at how ignorant I was.

Growing up as a women once you hit your teenage years, you begin to realize how you are treated differently. Certain activities you are left out of or are told a guy should be doing that. I always defied that idea that a man should be doing whatever it was that I was doing, whether it was carrying drums for the school band or engaging in some type of political conversation and so on. I hated being restricted.

Once I hit sophomore year of high school I came to a few realizations about religion, my political beliefs, and how I felt about being a woman. I became proud of being female and that I was not “weak” no matter how much society wanted me to believe that. I educated myself more on female issues. People seem to have many misconceptions about feminism, which I find unfortunate. In light of the Women’s March and #MeToo, I truly hope more men and women come to a realization like I did when I was fifteen.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

#OptOutside This Black Friday

I am opting to go outside this Black Friday, and I hope you do so as well.

Ross Woodhall

The day after Thanksgiving has always been regarded by many as the beginning of the Christmas season. While not a federal holiday, many people take off work, spend time at home with their families, and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. This Friday off turned into a prime opportunity to begin the never-ending chore of Christmas shopping. Soon it became one of the busiest shopping days a year, which companies capitalized on by bringing the best deals of the year to this day we know as Black Friday.

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Moments You Only Experience As A Night Owl

Cereal never seemed more appealing than at 10 pm.

7 Moments You Only Experience As A Night Owl

There is almost nothing more annoying in the world than waking up to the sound of an alarm. From the moment you get up until the time you get to bed, you are bombarded with responsibilities. You have to go to work and school, run errands, and do favors. But if you're a night owl then you have an advantage of getting a few more extra hours in the day. Here are seven perks to being a night owl:

Keep Reading... Show less

17 tasty foods to cook in an air fryer

Air fryers are becoming a staple in all health conscious households because of its delicious, yet grease free way of cooking your favorite dishes! We all love a good fried chicken dish, but this is a great alternative if you are eating mindfully.

There are plenty of places that sell air fryers such as Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon.

Air Fryed Avocado Fries
Photo by: Tatum Oblonsky

Keep Reading... Show less
Wallpapers Pro

The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Avoid Cooking Up A Catastrophe

Treat food wrong and it's game over, here are some tips on how to evade the mistakes.


Cooking can be quite a challenge if you don't know what you're doing. It's all about technique. Treat food wrong and it's game over. Here are some tips on how to evade cooking mistakes:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments