Is feminism good?
I got asked this exact question from an individual last week, and my answer was pretty constructive and straightforward.
I certainly think the actual REAL definition of feminism is good and it should matter to us all. Fundamentally, this is a human rights issue. Discrimination has no place in the 21st century, and every girl has the right to go to school, stay safe from violence, access health services, and fully participate in her community. Girls should be treated with equal respect and should have same benefits and opportunities.
It’s something that WE all need to care about and invest our time in making sure that all girls have the right to be a girl and not what society forces them to be. You see because investing in girls is one of the smartest things we can do to promote a healthier, more prosperous world. More importantly, it’s the right thing to do. Every girl has the right to be in charge of her future and her fate.
That’s what feminism is all about. I am here to say that I am a feminist and that if we can all support girls, we will have a better society for not only ourselves, but for the future generations to come.
To finish off this post, I want to quote a fantastic woman whom I had the pleasure to meet; she’s an artful vandal named @MissMe. She’s a feminist who stands for the right thing, and that is empowering girls, nothing more, nothing less. What she says is very important and quite frankly the truth.
“To be born with a woman’s body is to bear the unsolicited burden of society’s unresolved attitude to sex.”
© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard
That’s why we should Empower Girls.
Featured Photo: Photo credit: Jiro Ose for UN Foundation
Photo #1: Girl Up
Photo #2: Photo credit: UN Women