It’s important to me to be a feminist. Let me clarify, I am not a man hater. I don’t believe I am superior in any way. It’s important to me that other women and men understand what feminism is.
It’s equality. It’s options. It’s choices.
Women fought to give us choices. The choice to choose to go out into the work force and earn our own living. Or to stay home. The freedom of choice. That we can make our own choices, just like the men were able to do. That there is nothing they can do that we can’t. It’s the freedom to control what goes on with our own bodies and lives. We are our own person.
It’s also about equal opportunity for the men. To be given the same rights, privileges, and options that we have. That they can choose to stay home and raise babies, that they can express themselves in any emotional way they need to. That they won’t get emasculated for seeking help.
We are all vulnerable. We are all human. We are all the same. The ability to do a job, to receive an education, be a person, has nothing to do with gender.