There have been many times when I’ve almost been in tears, out of rage due to the ignorance of people with regard to matter I’m so passionate about, and I believe every decent individual should be too. Thus, you can imagine the joy and near relief I felt when I saw the book ” We Should all be Feminists” in my university library among the hot reads! The number of negative connotations behind the word FEMINIST is truly unspeakable. However, I soon began to realize, the societal norms, which by the way have been plastered in our minds, are again by the same people who don’t understand or believe in the need of social equality. yuck..
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. A name I believe everyone should know. I’ve never heard or met anyone who explains feminism so explicitly and eloquently. According to Ngozi, a feminist is a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of both sexes. Now, explain to me how a beautiful and humanly accurate way of life has been turned into a word most feminists are afraid to utter themselves. The lack of human compassion, and want for understanding shocks me. I’ve met women and men who say they would never be feminsits. According to society feminists are ignorant, manly (by the way if a woman decides to be more masculine that’s none of your business), man hating, out of control and have no self control, or men who are overly feminine or gay (major eyeroll). Let me make something clear, there is a huge difference between a feminazi and a feminist.
The negative connotations behind feminism are as backward and unintelligent as people who go around saying all Muslims are terrorists.
I’m honestly not going to say anymore, because if you couldn’t tell, this makes me a little bit angry, but ill end on this note… I am a feminist, a proud one at that. I am capable of doing anything I want, and I hope for a future without glass ceilings for both men and women in any aspect of their lives. I hope for a future with equality for both sexes, and ignorance about important social issues will be a thing of the past.