Introduction to Feminism.

Hello, my lovely readers! This post is about FEMINISM. If you groaned when you read that then there’s a problem.

Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

Oxford Dictionary definition of Feminism.

Many people assume that, because women in the Western world have the vote and are largely successful with women in politics and high-up in business, we are all equal. INCORRECT! Not all women are born privileged; being born white, middle class, cis-gendered and able bodied has gifted me with a certain privilege that a lot of women don’t have.

We need to discuss what is known as ‘inter-sectional feminism’. It points out that feminism from the overly white perspective is only one view point and doesn’t represent all the issues that women from different backgrounds, races and religions face. We, that means all of human kind, have to start listening to the plights of all: men and women. While some feminists are tackling problems like abortion, domestic violence, the wage gap and rape, many forget that racism and police brutality are also problems we should be tackling as feminists. We should also condemn those who use words like ‘gay’, ‘queer’, etc. as a slur; it is not okay to throw these words around to insult men who express their feelings or are feminine. Transgender people should be included under this net of inter-sectional feminism; so many transmen and women have their feelings trodden on when they are told that they are not real men and women. We need to stop these hate crimes.

In order to achieve the equality that we search for we have to be all-inclusive in our fight for equality: all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, etc. Feminism helps everyone and if you can’t accept that you need to listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1P4_YCFtkQ

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