I am a firm believer in the fact that your weight does not define you. I mean, why should it? We don’t let other numerical values such as height or shoe size dictate our worth. How much I weigh has never been a concern of mine, as long as I am happy and comfortable with my body why should my weight affect my happiness?
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.