Thursday, September 01, 2016

I am a feminist because

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Being a feminist means to me that you believe women can be on the same level as man, because man are on a different level. And we are reminded of that every day (see the long list at the end). I care a lot about this topic and I think you should to. Women are subjected to sexism in the public sphere, and that this is harmful to individuals and to society as a whole. It’s 2016 and we as women are still treated as less. I think all woman should care about how we are treated in this society. We need to speak up and show that we can do what man do (maybe even better :p). But saying, that I also don’t believe that women are prior to man or that we are better.
Some people get the definition of feminism very wrong and think we are striving for a world where we want to be above man. No! Feminism is about equality. It’s to often seen as man hating. The way I see it is: Women should fight for equal rights for men, and men should fight for equal rights for women. Both man and women should  feel to be free. We are all human. We need to let go of genders and just view a person by their character, not whether they are male or female.

We need to show that woman deserve to get payed the same as man for the same job, that we deserve an education, that we ar more than stay at home moms, that women can be CEO’s, that woman are more than a body, should be able to make their own decisions about their own body, that we are treated with the same respect as man,….. I can keep going. But there is no country in the world where all woman can expect to get these rights. No country can say that they have gender equality.
Gender equality is an issue to female but also to male. They need to change. They need to participate in feminism. They need to change their view on woman.
I started really caring about feminism and women rights not so long ago. I always thought it was wrong there was still a difference in gender, but I never had the urge to educate myself on the topic and become vocal about it. But I think from a certain age it’s important you do. You need to be aware of how women are treated in many different ways all over the world. When I walk down the street and boys yell from their car of how pretty I am or just whistle.. What do they think to achieve with that, it’s just patronizing towards women. When you go out and boys are surprised or offended that you don’t want to sleep with them… We as woman don’t need to act to please the man and don’t need to feel like they can do or say whatever they want to us. We need to stand up for ourselves. It just frustrates an makes me so angry when I see boys act like that and expect girls are just fools and will fall for it. We are smart and can stand up for ourselves. We can achieve great things.
It’s 2016 and I think it’s time for a change and an open mind about the rights of woman all over the world. Because the decrease in value of women might not be so pronounced where you live, but don’t forget their are so many places where it’s nowhere as good as where you live.

Zayn Malik can pay to leave in the middle of a world tour, the middle of a contract, and make his own music because he didn’t like One Direction’s music, but Kesha is being forced to stay in a contract with her mental abuser, sexual assaulter, and rapist and Sony won’t let her out without repercussions
Sam Pepper goes around with sick and horrible pranks and nobody bats an eye, and when people do, they get shit because the girls who got their ass grabbed should have liked it.
Chris Brown can beat women and get away with it WITH a career and female fans still worshiping this woman beater.
Hillary Clinton will get asked about her wardrobe in interviews instead of political topics, unlike her other male runners.
Tampons and pads are taxed as luxury items, but male shaving items are not.
When I get catcalled at the mall, the guys yell at me about how I should take it as a compliment and only stop when my boyfriend shows up and tells them to stop.
Nobody bats an eye at a shirtless male, but the moment a woman doesn’t have a shirt on and her breasts are out, people are in outrage.
Men can’t go out in public wearing ‘feminine’ items without being ridiculed.
I got detention for wearing shorts over my leggings because my shorts were not fingertip length and was distracting to my male students learning environment, despite having full length leggings on and my shorts covering my butt.
5SOS can have a completely bare naked magazine cover, only cover their junk with their hands, and be praised, but Selena Gomez releases an album cover of her naked, but at the same time quite covered, and gets called a slut on social media.
When Justin Bieber posts a naked photo of him on a boat (with his back facing the camera) he is praised and drooled over, but a woman can’t post a bikini photo without being attention seeking.
Tyler Joseph can’t wear a dress on stage during a performance without being called out on the media, and in person, but a female can.
When a female says she’s a feminist, people think that women want to be better than men.
When a male says he’s a feminist, people think he is lying to get women’s attention.
When a gay man says he is raped by another man, he is told he should have liked it because he was gay.
When a boy says he was raped by a female, his friends say he should have liked it because he got laid by an older woman.
When a lesbian is raped by a man, he gets away free because he claims to try and turn her straight so her family would accept her.
Because ‘there are only two genders’.
Because pansexuality, demisexuality, asexuality, agender, genderfluidity, and other sexualities and genders are seen as ‘fake’ and ‘jokes’ because people use them as jokes.
I need feminism because we all deserve to be treated equally.



  1. I loved the last part. Please post more posts like this.

    1. Thank you!! I definitely want to write more about topics like this that I care a lot about!


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