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Moxie Beautiful on Feminism

Moxie Beautiful on Feminism

The topic today for #BlogLikeCrazy asks us if we are a feminist, and why or why not? I consider myself a feminist. But it is from the original meaning of feminism from which I declare my equality.

You see, a long time ago, before extremists groups and individual celebrities plundered the term and meaning of the word feminism, it simply meant that women wanted equal rights. Period. End of story.

But somewhere along the way, and I can’t tell you exactly when or whom, but it got taken over and became militant so to speak. It became aggressive and, well, masculine. At least for a little while. I remember a time when I didn’t want anything to do with being a feminist. Ew. Gross.

It seems to have calmed down a bit and women like me are claiming it as their own again. Yes, even those of us who like to think of themselves poised in tranquil happy domesticity. And what would everyone think of me if I tell you I consider my husband the spiritual leader of our tribe? Yes, I am still a feminist.

Equal rights for women. That’s it. That’s all. And quite frankly, I think we’ve arrived. We arrived a very long time ago.

I don’t need to be all up in your face, use foul language, shaking my fists, burning my bra, being all militant and angry. That’s lunacy, not feminism. You can call me names, call me a hater but that’s the way I see it.

Feminism is not about us against them, or us against other women. It is simply an advocacy for equal rights for women. I said we have arrived. Is there still work to be done? Sure. I’m sure there will always be setbacks and a need for growth.

And just because I like frilly and pretty things, wearing high heels, red lipstick, getting my hair done, and having a gentleman open a door for me; it doesn’t make me any less of a feminist either. Yes, I also like Chick Lit, shopping (sometimes), fashion, glamour, beauty, makeup, and RomComs. Basically, I like being a woman. I’m just a woman who wants to maintain or ensure equal rights for all women.

Are you a feminist?

Thanks for reading and show me Your Moxie!

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