Why am I a feminist?
Why am I a feminist? You may have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot of feminist posts lately. Some of you might be thinking ‘well, it’s getting a bit overboard’.
When I was in my teens, I knew I was a feminist.
However, I didn’t have a full understanding of what feminism was, and to be completely honest, it wasn’t until recently that I fully understood the movement.
I always knew that I wanted women to have equal rights and the same chances that men get, especially when it comes to things like leadership, being in STEM-related jobs (of which women are sorely underrepresented).
Joining ‘Our Shared Shelf’ was probably one of the best things I did on my journey to understanding more about feminism.
It encouraged me to read a lot more literature about feminism. This made me consider the underrepresentation of a lot of women, and how the feminist movement is structurally racist. The books I’ve been reading have been so interesting! I’ll be doing some book reviews about them on here!
Why am I actually a feminist?
I am a feminist because I want to have the same chances as men. More women need to be in leadership positions, making choices and decisions about things that impact women. I believe that we need to stand up against rape culture, sexism and sexual harassment and assault. We need to be more open about issues women face, and also destigmatize things like periods. I am also a feminist because all women deserve an education. The society we live in is detrimental to more than just women, it is detrimental to the mental health of men.
Where will my blog go from here?
Moving on throughout my journey, I’d love to grow this community. I’d do this by having guest posts, cool ‘I’m a feminist’, ‘girl power’, ‘feminist and proud’ t-shirts (or mugs, pins, stationery) or having ‘Feminist Friday’ on my blog. I’m currently working through these ideas and I’m just like – ‘ok, let’s do this…don’t wait around’! I’d love to be my own Girl Boss!
Do you identify as a feminist? Why or why not?
Have a read of my post about what feminism means.