Nowadays, the F word doesn’t seem like that bad of a word. Right? I mean parents are making their kids say it to become a Youtube sensation. It’s in almost every single song on the planet. It slips out of a teacher’s mouth here and there. And parents involuntarily say it all the time. It’s pretty much as common as saying, “hello, how are you?” or “bye!” which I guess is the reason there’s a new F word in town: Feminism.
Hi, I’m Brenda Liang. I’m 16 years old and I’m a feminist. Sorry, I didn’t mean to offend you, I didn’t know it was so crude of me to believe in gender equality. Which raises the question: Why is feminism so disturbing to some people?
Probably because there’s a stigma attached to feminism saying that feminists think that “women are better than men.” but that’s only extremists. Like anything else, there are extremists who push the limits on a simple concept that’s completely practical. Look it up, people! Feminism is literally the belief that women are equal to men. Don’t believe me?
Note: EQUALITY TO MEN.
Women are on the same pedestal as men. Like black and white, young or old, women are born equal to men, there is absolutely no reason men are better. But somehow society makes us think that men are because of the absurd things that come out of people mouths. So is it crazy for someone to believe that all humans are created equal? Why is it seen as such a negative thing?
A lot of my friends don’t even admit to being feminist. But here’s the thing. If you believe in gender equality, you’re a feminist. Feminism is not being a crazy woman pumping a spear in the air, feminism is simply the belief that women are equal to men.
If you’re not a feminist, you’re supporting misogyny. So maybe you are a feminist, a low-key one at least.