I'm a feminist. I don't mind admitting to that, although I have noticed that some people, including my own children, who are girls no less, seem to associate the term 'feminism' with man-hating and narrowmindedness. I don't know how this has come about, especially in this day and age where most people are more 'englightened' than they used to be. My daughters roll their eyes and say 'Mom, you're a feminist' whenever I say something about equality, human rights, women's rights or about women standing as equals in society. I don't get it. I've raised them to understand that women are not weak, dumb or deserving of less in this world than men, but they still don't seem to grasp the concept. I think that's sad. They do agree that women are equal, but it's the term feminist that seems to denote something bad to them. So, here I am, trying to defend the word and the meaning behind it. Maybe it's because they already have the concept of equality ingrained in them that putting a term like feminism on it seems odd and out of place. At least that's what I hope!
About Sofia Diana
Causes Sofia Diana Gabel Supports
SPES Children's Orphanage in Togo, Africa