I am a feminist. I never questioned it. I always knew I believed that I should have the same political, social, legal and economic rights as a man does.
We live in a society that constantly objectifies woman. We are continuously being told that we are only as good as the way we look. We are compared and put against each other. And I am so sick of it. Stop judging and start accepting. Stop gossiping and start fighting. I am not a “man hater.” I am pro-equality. I am a feminist for men as much as I am a feminist for women.
I am so thankful for the women in history that have fought for my right to vote, my right to choose, my right to be who I want to be. But there is still so much room for improvement.
Because I am a female I am not paid as much as a man for the same type of work. Why? Because I am a female, my input is overlooked. Why? Because I am a female, my worth is only as good as my appearance. Why? There has already been a great amount of change since the 1960s but if we stop fighting, it’s not going to improve anymore. I don’t want my gender or appearance to inhibit my ability to be treated equally.
Every individual on this planet is worth so much. I wish more people would understand this. When we stop comparing, judging, discriminating against someone for their gender or their appearance, we have the power to change the world. I am a feminist because I believe we are capable of this change. When we start accepting and collaborating, we can do so much. There is this type of violence in the world, where we are blaming, hurting, and making idiotic assumptions. We are putting our support in individuals that use hate speech to fuel others. If we are fueled by hate, what will our world be fueled by? We are so consumed in this toxic mess that we have to get out of. We need to get over ourselves and start realizing the impact we can make.
I am a feminist because I believe that we are each capable of living in such a way that promotes equality, positivity and change. Take action, be grateful, and live with a sense of purpose. I am a feminist because I am aware that there are inequalities in this world and I am here to change them. We are all here to enact and promote change. When we stop objectifying, judging, discriminating, and hating, we have the power to make a difference. I am a feminist because I believe it is possible to change the world.