So, today is the final day of the #FeelGoodBlogging challenge! We made it, fellow bloggers! Anyway, onto the 7th and final post of the challenge, and its going to be a bit of a controversial one. Here goes nothing!!
I am a feminist. I have always believed in equality amongst men and women, and I always will. I do not believe in chivalry, and although it is nice to be treated in a “special” way every once and a while, I believe that it should come from both sides of the relationship equally (i.e. If he holds the door for me, I hold the door for him, etc.).
For many people out there, feminism is a “dirty” word. They are unaware of what it means to be a feminist, and people who associate with that word are often seen as bra-burning, man-haters who don’t wear makeup and prefer Birkenstocks as their shoes of choice. If you have looked to the right of this post (my side bar) or seen any of my other posts, you can tell that I am none of those stereotypes, nor will I be one any time soon. I like looking pretty, wearing dresses, shopping, and makeup, and because none of those things define me, they have NOTHING to do with my feminist beliefs. I am not angry towards men, in fact, I like men very much, and I actually quite prefer wearing bras because if I teach yoga or dance without one, its pretty painful (I’m just being honest here).
Therefore, if any of you reading this are one of those people who are weary or judgmental towards feminists, I personally would like to tell you that feminism is about equality & not hatred towards men. I believe in equal rights. I believe that we all should not only be treated equally by others, but we also should be treated equally by each other. I have no problem paying for half my bill at the restaurant, in fact, I have no problem paying for the whole bill sometimes (as long as its an equal two-way street). Obviously this goes a bit further than just the “standard rules” of dating, which is why its such an important issue to me, and it should be an important issue to everyone who feels strongly about equal rights of any kind.
Thank you all so much for reading my post from 7 day of the #feelgoodblogging challenge! I am so honored to have met all of the wonderful participants, and I’m so excited to continue with the new friendships I have made during this journey!
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