Let's meet feminism anew
So, this blog is about "lifestyle & girl power". What it should really be about is "lifestyle & feminism".
But "girl power" sounds nicer, cuter, more relatable.
Feminism sounds aggressive, militant, hate-all-men, die-die-die.
I don't want people to think that I'm a bitter, men-hating, humourless bitch.
I want to be liked.
I can't even believe it is 2016 and being a feminist still isn't something very popular to say out loud.
The word is so heavily loaded with stereotypes, politics and dead-seriousness.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie totally gets it. See her TED talk already, if you haven't!
Buy her book!
She too struggled with all that negative baggage that comes with the word feminist:
"So I decided I would now be […] a Happy African Feminist Who Does Not Hate Men And Who Likes To Wear Lip Gloss And High Heels For Herself And Not For Men."
Well said, girl! We're all with you!
You know what, let's meet feminism anew.
Let's forget about those dusty gender theories and boring-bulky-books. And most of all: forget the idea of an angry, bra-burning, men-hating feminist. Feminism can be fun. Feminism can -and must!- be accessible. Anything that empowers women and gives them a voice is good enough, is feminist enough. And yes, that can be a Beyoncé song or a Netflix series (have you watched Jessica Jones, yet?).
And yes, we can all wear mini skirts and heavy make up and also be feminists.