What Being A Feminist Really Means

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Beyonce performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Beyonce told us all the true definition of feminism. Unfortunately, some people refuse to listen to Queen Bey, and still have a warped sense of what feminism is. I’m here to clear that up for you.

We all need feminism. Men need it. Women need it. Poor people need it. Rich people need it. People of all races, religions, and upbringings need it.

Feminism says that is okay for boys to cry and be emotional, and that we shouldn’t call them weak when they do.
Feminism also says that if you call a boy feminine when he fails, you’re saying that femininity is a failure. It’s not.
Feminism says that if women want to cut their hair short, they doesn’t make them any less of a woman.
Feminism says that if you were born with female parts, but see yourself as male, that’s okay.
Feminism also says that you don’t have to be born female to be a woman.
Feminism says that if women of color want to grow their hair out naturally, that’s their choice. It’s not unprofessional, or “nappy,” its their hair.
Feminism says that if men want to spend money on their looks, that doesn’t emasculate them.
Feminism says that women deserve to make as much as men for doing the same job.
Feminism says men should embrace that idea, because it also brings more value to their work.
Feminism says that women who don’t have the means to buy pads and tampons should get them free of charge, the way men can access condoms.
Feminism says that even women who can afford the “luxury” of pads and tampons shouldn’t have to.

Feminism is equality.

Rachel Jackson

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