I’d Rather Raise A Feminist Protest Sign Than A Family
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

I’m The Girl Who’d Rather Raise A Feminist Protest Sign Than A Family

Oh wait...I can do both

Image from John-Mark Smith from Unsplash.com

It's 2019 and finally after years of oppression, the mainstream media is focusing on women's rights, the wage gap, and yes protests filled with clever picket signs

Good for us, standing up for our beliefs and human rights. Will I be joining my fellow women?

Hell Yes.

Unlike some women such as https://www.theodysseyonline.com/not-feminist-not-sorryI know there is still work to be done.

I'm not going to be oblivious and act like women haven't come a long way, nor will I think that we have equal pay, equality, or a voice that is as respected as men. I am deeply thankful for how far women have come, but also know we still have a long way to go. I also know this day and age, that women have advanced in many fields, but I will never base my own interactions with female business owners, STEM majors, etc. on the population as a whole. In a study conducted by College Factual Review, in 2016 only 37% of STEM graduates were women, and the rest men. So what's with all the hype? We are absolutely girl bosses, we run this world, AND we still need to fight the system.

Please Don't Stop

Because it is insulting to women who fight for all our rights. This includes the right to go to college, run for congress, AND the right to be a homemaker, wife, and stay-at-home-mother. Our sisterhood is being divided by women who think you have to choose between feminism and living a traditionally feminine role.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel empowered to choose a career path or any life path that we choose. It's our rightful responsibility to our sisterhood to support each other no matter what path we take.


Because no woman should feel ashamed of their choices and should be able to feel joy, excitement, and pride in who they are. I, personally can not wait for my future career and the opportunity to better myself and my community. I also can't wait to have children and cook for them, watch their soccer games, and keep a clean house.

I will have no problem taking my husband's name, and working as a team.

Yes, women are naturally caring and gentle, but we can be fierce and carry the weight of the world. As said in Proverbs 31:25 "She is clothed in strength and dignity; and laughs without fear of the future" basically God made women strong as hell and deserve equal respect to men, including their husbands. For me, personally? I'm pretty sensitive, I cry at chick flicks and scary movies, and I scream at the sight of a spider. Still, I, in every way, am strong enough to take on tasks originally designated for men.

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

7 Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower

The iconic landmark is reinventing itself with a splashy new color.

Eiffel Tower

Soon, the 2024 Summer Olympics are coming to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower will be in the spotlight.

Embedded so much into Paris's identity, the iconic landmark is no stranger to historic events and world-class gatherings over the years. It is sure to shine again.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

You don't just start as the person you are meant to be; there is a journey full of ups and downs that mold a person, so this is my journey.

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

Overall I'd love to say I grew up a happy overly enthusiastic child that was taught to love herself and be loved by everyone else, but I can't say that and I never will. My smile wasn't always as bright as it is today, but this is the story behind my smile, the story about how I got here to the happiest place I'll ever be. I'll begin at freshman year of high school.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants

Just remember sometimes it is gonna hurt, whether we want it to or not!

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants
Where to start...... Let me start with the cliche that life throws us curveballs and what we do with it is what counts.

One day he walked into my life. UNEXPECTED! And one day he walked out!

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

See which conversations rose to the top on Odyssey this week!


New response writers means exciting new conversations on Odyssey! We're proud to spotlight our talented creators and the topics that matter most to them. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

Heart on a Wet Sleeve

No one prepares you for the honeymoon phase wearing off

Heart on a Wet Sleeve

Let's start off with the simple fact that God made everyone differently. That statement could not be more evident. We try to embrace our differences and set ourselves apart from the rest of the world. What that doesn't prepare us for is when we yearn for a characteristic of someone else. For example, have you ever met someone who can experience this great heart ache and hardly shed a tear? This person just had their heart ripped out and they find a way to carry themselves through it with great composure. Well, not all of us have that desirable trait. Some of us wear our hearts on our wet sleeves. When a person has their heart on their sleeve, it can be viewed as a good thing, that the individual isn't shallow. However,

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments