Say it loud, say it proud!

This young lady makes a whole lotta sense!  I can’t wait for the day when all women proudly embrace being feminists.

Nonsense Party

So, I think I’m a feminist. Maybe. Kinda. Probably a lot. I’m not sure. Honestly, I’m not terribly schooled in women’s studies or the feminist movement, so I’m kinda wingin’ it here. So, I think I should do what I always do when I’m unsure about something: ask Google.

Asking Google: Am I a feminist?

Google, in its omniscience, directed me to Wikipedia, which says that

A feminist is “an advocate or supporter of the rights and equality of women.”[3]

and also that

Feminists have worked to protect women and girls from domestic violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

and

They have also advocated for workplace rights, including maternity leave, and against forms of discrimination against women.

By those parameters, I’d absolutely say I’m a feminist. Why do I have this lingering feeling that “feminist” is a dirty word? Where did I get that from? Because, really, I can’t…

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One response to “Say it loud, say it proud!

  1. deb

    i agree Katy, it will be a great day when all women embrace feminism. I appreciate Melanie’s honesty discussing her tentative feelings about calling herself a feminist, and I also appreciate her willingness to explore it and discuss it so others can do the same. I have to admit though, reading her post made me so sad to see that women still feel this way. It just shows how successful patriarchal representations of women have been over the years in attaching a negative stigma to women who dare to assert their own worth. It was interesting, however, to see she was more assertive in her comments than she was in the blog – i think once you get the courage it sticks!

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