Is feminism still relevant?
Right glad that’s sorted.
No just kidding, some people seem to think that feminism is outdated and should be “consigned to history“. Read about my response to this person here.
Women are told their entire lives how to survive as a female:
“Don’t wear that skirt, it’s too short it gives the wrong idea”
“Don’t walk on your own at night, it’s not safe”
“If you put your drink down on a night out, don’t go back to it: you don’t know what’s in it”
We have programmed that it is their responsibility to stay safe and to not get raped or assaulted. We have programmed women to believe that it is their fault if they are harmed because they didn’t follow one of the rules above.
Yes, I wear makeup.
No, I do not wear it every day.
No, I do not wear it so other people think I’m pretty.
To me it is simple. Because I believe in gender equality. I could just leave it there, but that isn’t really much of an interesting post so I shall elaborate on all the reasons and experiences in my life that allowed me to declare I was, in fact, a feminist.