*clears cobwebs, sweeps stage, sets up mike*
Good day ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, men and women, youngins and oldins of the audience.
My name is Lade Tawak and I want to ask a question that I have been asked too many times. *drumroll*
OluwadeaduramiLade Tawak, a feminist?”.
First off. What is Feminism?
Google says Feminism is
the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
A feminist is someone who suppports feminism.
I believe that women should be able to make whatever choices they deem fit – with their personal lives, their careers(or lack thereof) and so on and so forth.
The most important thing for me as far as feminism – and life in general – is concerned is in the freedom to choose. And I’m not just talking about reproductive rights and all of that.
Women (everyone really) should be given opportunities to decide on whatever direction they want to take their lives.
I don’t want to be [like] a man. I am a woman. I will dress up and use makeup if I want to. And when I get compliments, I’m happy, I’m more confident, I feel good and I love it.
I can decide to be a stay at home mum or have a career or have both. It is my choice. My decision.
I can change the bloody bulbs and wash the bloody car and fix pipes if I want to. I can open my own damn doors, carry my stuff, pay for my own lunch or to see a movie but if a guy offers to do these things, why the heck not.
So “Modern/Twitter Feminists” can like to stop telling me what to do to “prove my feminism”.: “be offended by this”
“don’t buy that product”;
“don’t cook for your man”;
“read these authors”
“don’t listen to these musicians”
“don’t take your husband’s name. hyphenate if you have to”
Phrases like this are S.T.U.P.I.D.
What’s your view on feminism and feminists?
Grace & Peace