The F Word: Feminism
A closer look at a stigmatized word
This morning I awoke at the crack of dawn to attend my mother’s Friday morning Yoga class with her. As the calming ‘om' evoked me in my cramped downward dog, I caught a glimpse of my mother and couldn’t help but smile. There’s nothing like that mother-daughter connection. So in tribute to all us women, I thought I’d indulge in the “F” word, feminism that is!
Swearing of being a ‘feminist’ is a popular tactic; swiftly adapted to avoid any association with the man-hating muscle chick with hairy armpits the media has portrayed as a feminist. But the word itself isn’t so sinister at all.
So are you a Feminist?
Q: Should women have the right to work?
Q: Should women be allowed to vote?
Q: Should women have the right to refuse sex from their husband?
If you find yourself answering ‘b’ to all of these questions than congratulations, you are a feminist! Most people really have no idea what exactly a feminist is. A feminist- in the most generic form is anyone who is for the equal rights of women.
So the next time someone bashes on a ‘feminist,’ educate your friend on what a ‘feminist’ really is! We should all want what is best for woman, considering a woman’s womb was our collective first home.