1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests
I do not understand people. How is a word that means equality of the sexes such a taboo word in our society?
I am a proud feminist. I believe that after all the money I spend on earning a degree, I should receive the same pay as any other person in the career that I choose. I believe that I should have the same rights as any other person, and those rights should be protected. I believe that I am the equal to all the people on this planet, and I should be treated with the respect I deserve as a human.
Just because I am a woman does not mean that I deserve less, that I cannot comprehend, or that I am powerless. This is not about opening doors or picking up checks. This is about equality, which starts foremost with respect. I ask for respect because I want a good reason to return it.
The search for equality should never be looked down upon.