I was reluctant to touch the topic of feminism, simply trying to avoid all sorts of opinions flying right at me because the world has got it all wrong!
When Emma Watson launched the HeForShe campaign with an inspiring speech at UN headquarters, she shut down the suggestion that feminism is the same as man-hating. In her speech, Emma said, “I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently, I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men, and unattractive.”
Evidently, the majority of the population is confused and isn’t sure how to approach the whole feministic movement. In fact, many are afraid to even pronounce the word, feminist. But it’s quite simple.
We, females, don’t hate men! We simply ask to be equal when it comes to careers, relationships, responsibilities. What we are trying to say is that we can earn money and secure ourselves necessities of life. We can travel wherever we desire, with whomever and whenever. The point is we can work and pursue fulfilling livelihoods beyond the kitchen sink.
And in no way does feminism has anything to do with the disposal of chivalry. Every girl appreciates a nice gesture from a guy, like opening doors for us, paying for our dinner, helping us out with heavy bags. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with having good manners, being polite and respectful.
Chivalry shouldn’t die. Men should remain to strive to be a gentleman just as women a lady.
Ultimately, feminism gives women the choice of how to live their lives. Independent and strong ladies is the goal and desire of the feminism. None of that nonsense like “a woman must,” or “woman owes”.