Monday, 20 September 2010

Why did you become a feminist?

Please tell me what it was that inspired you to become a feminist.

What was that light bulb moment where you realised, yes, i am a feminist.

I am collating people's stories and experiences to try and put something together that explores what inspired men and women to become feminists.

Whether it was a growing realisation, or a flash of lightening moment - share your introductions to feminism!


huw said...

I became a feminist when it became completely obvious that men and women are equal. No flash, no amazing experience, just the boring truth that we are all the same. We all want the same thing, nobody should hurt anyone else or be above anyone else, in any way. Nobody should be richer, or poorer, or weaker, or stronger than anoher.
This is what it means to be a feminist. However, I get very frstrated with fake feminists who claim it is for anything other than equality or context. Everyones problems are the same, without gender or division we can solve them all. Victimisation makes us male and female. Greed makes us male and female. Domination makes us male and female.

sian and crooked rib said...

i'm a bit confused by what you mean by the term 'fake feminist' and that 'everyone's problems are the same'

what do you mean? because i believe in equality, but we do have different problems depending on many factors. i mean, my problems aren't the same as a woman in the developing world trying to feed her kids etc, and someone else's problems will be different again...