“We all fight over what the label ‘feminism’ means but for me it’s about empowerment. It’s not about being more powerful than men – it’s about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It’s about very basic things. It’s not a badge like a fashion item.” (Annie Lennox)
I am a proud, strong, independent women but I have never identified myself as a “feminist”. In my opinion, the term “feminist” is a broad semi-outdated term that means different things to different people.
I believe in equality. I believe that everyone, no matter what gender, race, religion, or sexuality, should be treated equally. HOWEVER, I also believe that there are things men and women are each biologically better at doing physically and mentally. I’ve never liked the statement “women can do anything men can” because I think sometimes we can’t, sometime we can do it better, or sometime we just do it differently. “Equality” to me means giving everyone fair treatment and equal opportunities with the understanding that each of us have different strengths, talents and abilities which should be uniquely utilized to better ourselves and society.
Equality clearly has not been reached yet, but 2013 was a great year for female empowerment, protection, and justice. I wanted to share this awesome article with you which celebrates some of the major victories we’ve hadnjoy!