Why I Won't Identify as a Feminist
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Why I Won't Identify as a Feminist

Men and Women are different for special reasons.

Why I Won't Identify as a Feminist

You will not catch me at a feminist rally anytime soon. You won't hear me screaming for equal pay just because I'm a woman. I don't believe that being equal to a man will empower me; nor do I find empowerment in belittling others. There is a wrong way and a right way to go about feminism, and I believe the route that is most commonly seen among millinials is the wrong way.

I do agree that there are positive things that are acredited to feminism such as body positivity. However, I believe that the movement in general is not my cup of tea. As a matter of fact, I would consider myself a traditionalist. I believe that men and women were created to do different jobs and that should be embraced. Who cares that I can do the same things as a man can when I can do things that only a woman can do?

Women have scientifically been known to be better multitaskers, have a better memory, and we can create a life. I don't understand why a woman would want to be just like a man when what they can do as women is so special. I'm not saying that men cant do these things, but once again I am just stating why I dont believe we should be equal in all aspects. Men can do just as many special things on their own.

I believe that feminism in a general sense sounds like a good thing. Its supposed to be empowering people to be as they are and to love everyone, but feminism is not that in all cases. It's belittling women who don't want to be outside of a traditional house wife role, it's belittling men who agree with traditional roles, and it's trying to tell women that you have to compete with men just to be considered strong.

I want to raise my daughters to know that they are strong doing whatever they want. There is no problem if one day they want to be a stay at home mom or a rocket scientist. I will raise them to believe that they are special, but special in a woman only way. I will raise my sons to embrace the differences in women but not to belittle them for being women. I will not identify as a feminist because I refuse to see myself as equal to a man. In the future if things change and everyone gets on the same page I may reconsider.

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