The Feminist Issue
It’s a common misconception that feminists simply thrive off the need to bash men and kill babies. If that were truly the case, many more of us would wind up in jail or in the news. The truth of the matter is that we thrive on helping each other and everyone around us to make a more safe and reasonable environment. We are not against religion or politics, but when these threaten our rights and well-being, we have to take a stand. If you’re wondering what we stand for, let me give you a good idea.
When a woman can’t gain access to the healthcare she needs, it’s a feminist issue.
When women are raped, it’s a feminist issue.
When women are abused, it’s a feminist issue.
When the current political structure finds it necessary to “honor kill” a woman, it’s a feminist issue.
When women are portrayed stereotypically in the media, reinforcing negative ideas, it’s a feminist issue.
When women are arrested for having miscarriages, it’s a feminist issue.
When women can’t gain the medicine that they need, it’s a feminist issue.
When a woman’s rights are disregarded because she is single, young, old, black, Hispanic, gay, etc., it’s a feminist issue.
The range of issues feminists deal with is wide, and when someone becomes a feminist, they take the world up as their burden. They work every day to understand what is happening, and spend their lives finding solutions to the problems at hand. We are as diverse a group as a group can be, and we each have our own reasons for being known as a feminist. So, before you disregard us as a bunch of sexless, murdering heathens, just take into consideration that somewhere, a feminist is working for your rights, and she certainly isn’t doing it for the gratitude. She’s doing it because she cares. I look up to all of these women, and I hope that I can work beside them someday. I just hope that I can help people understand what they are working for until then.