The emotional, sexual and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says 'It's a girl'.

The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will. 

I am a Feminist and I believe in equality.

Yet, how can we affect change in the world if only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?

‘Feminism’- at the sound of the taboo word you start to turn your backs. Yet, when you secretly mock us and declare you aren't feminists - you go against human rights. Feminism is about the 'social, political and economic equality of the sexes'; hating men and being a feminist are not connected at all, not even a little bit. Just to add, feminists not only believe in equality between men and women, but also inequality between every gender, class, race, and sexual orientation.

The same twisted minds who planted the lies that we hate men, want to hide equality for everyone. Men are not systematically oppressed based on their gender and that’s a fact but women are and that’s a fact too. If you believe in any of the following: reproductive rights, equal pay for equal work, seeing diverse bodies, ethnicity and gender expression on screen and on magazines, providing education to 62 million girls who don’t have access to it, ending sexual violence, having women in government, having women CEOs, you know - basic gender equality. Surprise! You’re probably a feminist. Feel free to identify or not identify any way you want but if you say you’re not a feminist, at least understand what the term actually means.

I am a feminist because I want to provide education to the 62 m who do not have it, I want to end sexual violence and I want to remove the assumptions about females once and for all.  You don’t realise, being in an MEDC that you have a right to education and that people are allowed to declare here that they ‘aren’t feminists’ but if you, just for once put yourself in the place of a woman in an LEDC, you wouldn’t even be allowed to discuss this topic. 

You may not suffer but half of the world's population do. The females crying out for help are silenced by your insecurities of being different within the community you live in but this is a matter of life and death. You have the privilege so you need not to worry but should those who don't have to die because of it?

Be brave, be bold and rather than looking for a knight, look for a sword.  

In the end, not everyone will precisely understand what a feminist is, or not want to understand.

I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.