Because Feminism is Not Just For Women.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know by now that I’ve spoken a few times about feminism and it’s importance for the health of our society. I’ve been trying to sit back and digest my thoughts the last couple days, and I realized that most of that was honestly me just being afraid to speak my mind. well, that’s just stupid. so here goes. In light of the Santa Barbara shooting, I’ve felt pretty heartbroken for the victims and their families. I also feel this heavy weight for women as a whole. I’ve spent a good amount of time reading through the #yesallwomen hashtag on twitter and it’s been so incredible to see all sorts of women speak up. It was hard to see just how pervasive sexism, misogyny, and rape culture is. I’m trying to be optimistic, and I’m struggling a little bit. Feminism is NOT […]

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It’s time I officially come out.. as a feminist.

If that surprises you, I’m a little disappointed. Sometimes when people hear the word feminist, they get a little nervous; like I’m going to suddenly burn all my bras, declare hatred for all men, wear pants to church, and whatever the image they have built. Thankfully, most people are more rational than to assume that. I believe that women are so incredibly powerful. Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. It’s a pity that even the word feminist is enough to put a bitter taste in the mouth of many. That is something I have always been disappointed in. Feminism should be celebrated. Feminism advocates that we ARE worthy of love, of respect, and the power to think. I believe that empowered women are vital to the health of a society. And yet as a woman, I have often […]

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