I do not consider myself a feminist, because the whole feminist movement has a strong, underlying tone of arrogance and superiority: “our ideals are better than yours, you either support us or are against us”.
I do consider myself an advocate for equality, that everyone should be given reasonably equal opportunities regardless of their sex, race, and religion.
After reading the passionate post by the blogger below, I realise that this is what feminism should be all along: equality. Not to put males and their institutions down, but to simply champion for equal rights for women.
I wish more organisations such as AWARE (I hate to bring those scum up again) would share the same mindset. Don’t waste time attacking National Service and Purple Light, what good does it serve to put others down? Help the ones who are already down on the ground, those who are under-privileged because of their sex.
Because I also want equal rights for my future daughters and granddaughters.
The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or mortgage. You have been to school and maybe even college or university as well. You can read and write and count. You own a car or have a driver’s licence. You have enough money in your own bank account to feed and clothe yourself. You have access to the Internet. You can vote. You have a boyfriend or girlfriend of your choosing, who you can also marry if you want to, and raise a family with. You walk down the street wearing whatever you feel like wearing. You can go to bars and clubs and sleep with whomever you want.
Your world is full of freedom and possibility.
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