As you know I get a lot of inspiration for blog content from the media. And most recently, my friend sent me an article from Buzzfeed articulating “17 Reasons We Still Need Feminism.” (as told by Cambridge University Students)
It really got me thinking again about how we think of Feminism. Is it this giant F-word that gets hushed? Sometimes. Is it a movement? Yup, definitely. Is it inspiring? For me it is!
The University students, both male and female, scribbled down their reasons why they needed feminism on mini whiteboards, held their reason in front of them and posed for a photo. (Be sure to check them out here.)
My Top 5 Favorite Reasons:
I NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE…
- I can make my own decisions, and my gender doesn’t mean you can stop me
- I do not want my success to make me undesirable
- I don’t want to live in a society that discriminates
- People still say “but you’re a man” when I tell them I’m a feminist
- Everyone can make their own sandwiches
Why do I need feminism?
I need feminism because I am unwilling to accept society’s stereotypes that all too often say to give up on my dreams. I need feminism because I’m tired of not seeing female leaders or protagonists in the media. I need feminism because I want equal respect and compensation for an equal success and a job well done. Oh and this…
I need feminism because I love smashing girl stereotypes into tiny smithereens in the present in order to pave the way for the future.
Why do you need feminism? Share in the comments!