Let Them Wear Jeans.
I’m going to give you a quick run through of what the world would be like without feminism.*
*Yeah, yeah, I know, more of that boring equal rights stuff but hey, it’s my blog so deal with it.
Without feminism, women wouldn’t be allowed to play sports such as football or rugby.
Without feminism, rape within marriage would still be legal.
Without feminism women wouldn’t be able to wear jeans.
Without feminism, women wouldn’t even be given the choice as to whether to vote or not.
Without feminism, women wouldn’t have any education other than learning to cook and sew.
Granted, there are still people, male and female, who are victims of this sort of injustice. Slavery and trafficking is still a very real threat for millions of people. And we can’t forget about them. But, we can take small steps. Every single thing feminism achieves brings the human race a few steps forward in wiping out all forms of injustice, which is why we can’t stop.
I’ve been reading Caitlin Moran’s book ‘How to Be a Woman’ (well technically I read half of it then had to give it back in to the school library) and it got me thinking about when girls deny being feminists.
She said something about how she doesn’t even argue with these women who say they’re not feminist because by expressing that opinion, they are already contradicting themselves. Without feminism, these girls wouldn’t be able to discuss the prospect of gender equality in public anyway.
I can guarantee every single woman who says she isn’t a feminist has worn trousers once in her life. I can also guarantee that she has been offered to play football (or any sort of sport really) at least once in her life.
Basically, in a round-about way, I’m saying that most women who think they’re not feminists actually are. And, unsurprisingly, most of them do not actually believe men are superior to them.
Please sign this petition standing up for girls who aren’t offered an education because why wouldn’t you?
hey! i'm an 21 year old medical student (currently intercalating in anthropology) living it up in east london! i spend my spare time playing dixie chicks on guitar (badly), attempting to do yoga and turning it up at my church.