So today in literature my tutor digressed from one of the books we were studying and talked about the history of feminism.
He asked us if we were feminists and I was the only one who raised my hand (not proudly - I’ve never proclaimed to be a feminist before). I won’t forget the look on his face as he asked the others and after thinking about it, each one replied a “not really”.
Apparently the -ist is too great a designation to handle that people shun the idea of feminism when they haven’t understood it.
Majority of my class are girls… who don’t realise what feminism has done for them so far and could possibly do for them in the future. What is so problematic about understanding equality?
are you a boy? your clothes are boy clothes.
are you a girl? your clothes are girl clothes.
are you outside the binary of boy and girl? so are your clothes.
did someone just tell you your clothes don’t match your gender identity? they are a trashcan and their clothes are trashcan clothes.
Or in the words of Eddie Izzard..
Because this cannot be reblogged enough.
Screaming silently in adoration