Let’s talk about feminism. What is it?
According to the Mirriam-Webster dictionary, it has two non-medical definitions:
1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests
Look at that #1 definition. Equality of the sexes. Nowhere does it list misandry, man-bashing, or the destruction of family. So guess what? If you believe in political, economic, and social equality that crosses sex and gender lines, congratulations! You are a feminist! Wait, don’t run away! Did I make you uncomfortable just now? Why is that? Do you associate the term feminist with “feminazi?” Are you afraid of being seen as an activist? Causing a fuss? Well guess what? Activism is NOT a part of the primary definition. Of course, we appreciate activism, but being a feminist doesn’t mean you have to go to marches, get abortions, burn your bra, or practice kicking men in the testes. I can honestly say I have never done any of those things, and I run a feminist blog.