Some Clarification For The Girl Who's 'Proud To Say She's Not A Feminist'
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Some Clarification For The Girl Who's 'Proud To Say She's Not A Feminist'

Rethink that decision.

Some Clarification For The Girl Who's 'Proud To Say She's Not A Feminist'
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Since the recent Women's March, many women have been announcing their declaration to not be a feminist. I've read plenty of articles where women confess they enjoy when a man pays for dinner, pulls out their chair or opens a door.

News flash — most of us do too!

When someone does a selfless act of kindness to show their good nature, I'm pretty pleased. I love when anyone buys me dinner, compliments me or opens a car door for me. It doesn't mean that I can't stand behind the belief that men and women deserve fair and equal treatment.

This goes for more than just kind acts that define the term "gentleman."

To clarify, some women prefer to be a "housewife," enjoying things like cooking and cleaning. So what? Everyone has their niche, this shouldn't define their opinions though. Just because you rather focus on taking care of your family than taking on a career, doesn't mean you don't believe in equal rights.

You can have a personal preference for what's right for you, still knowing that at the end of the day men and women should be seen as equals.

So before you reveal your proud epiphany that you're not a feminist, think twice. This goes for men and women, "feminist" is not a nasty term. Just like any belief, there will be some extremists that will make the label unappealing. But whether or not you decide to label yourself, if you believe that men and women deserve equal rights then you're a feminist.

So thanks for joining the family, we're glad to have you in the 21st century (:

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