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What is a feminist?
This isn’t going to be a huge long rant, filled with statistics about women’s pay. I’m tired of that. I don’t have the energy and it’s really not necessary at this point. It’s really easy, you guys. Here are some definitions of what feminism is:
- Feminism n. the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women. (Feminist Majority Foundation)
- Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies that share a common stated aim: to define, establish, and defend equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. (Wikipedia)
- The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities (Merriam-Webster)
- The belief that women are and should be treated as potential intellectual equals and social equals to men. (Urban Dictionary)
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The beauty of feminism is you don’t have to align with all feminists on all issues. Just like any other group of people, feminists aren’t all the same. As long as you believe women should be equal to men – you’re a feminist. It’s really that simple.
I’m a proud feminist myself and incredibly proud to be married to one, too. Don’t be afraid of the label…I promise, it feels better once you finally say it out loud.