Okay. No. Feminism isn’t about eliminating the possibility of being a stay-at-home mom for a living. Or about hating men and believing they are the bane of our existence. It’s not about ridding the world of chivalry (because honestly, the fact that I hold doors open for someone I don’t know isn’t me trying to break the gender norms. It’s the NICE FUCKING THING TO DO.)
It’s about breaking the barriers that women have been chipping away at slowly for years. The right to vote was not won by sitting by idly. Just as we gained the right to vote we have to fight for equal treatment in the workforce and mutual respect. We have to fight for the face that rape jokes are more acceptable than ever. For the fact that we are told that what we wear is the reason someone would decide to attack us. Because ya know, the idea that we bring that upon ourselves is more acceptable then the idea that the person behind it is just sick and twisted.
Boys will be boys.
We have to fight for the fact that we have a voice. In politics. In schools. Our voices are drowned.
We have to fight, simply for the fact that it is 2014 and we’re still fighting for rights.
Now shut the fuck up, sit the fuck down, and open your fucking eyes.