The Feminism I Believe In (A Guest Post by Luna Darcy)

Luna Darcy was a lunatic even before it was cool. She’s a runner, blogger and a coffee addict. She’s obsessed with everything Rowling, Tolkien, Austen, and Poe. She’s the curious and audacious Luna Darcy. Welcome to Organized Lunacy!


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First of all, I would like to thank the awesome Adele Archer for granting me a space in her blog Adele Archer Writes. I am truly honoured and grateful for this opportunity.

I welcome every question my readers have and try to answer them to the best of my ability. So yesterday, I received a question from one of my readers asking if I identify as feminist.

It’s no secret that most people who identify as feminists get hated and/or ridiculed. On the other hand, it’s general knowledge that people who try to distance themselves from the word get attacked too (in the case of several celebrities).

FEMINISM. It’s a big word.

Feminism means a whole lot of things to different people.

So today, I’d like to take a minute or two of your time to share to you the “feminism” I believe in.

Feminism is not synonymous to women burning their brassieres while rallying in the streets (that’s the old stereotyped notion).

It is not synonymous to angry women.

It is not synonymous to “Men are pathetic losers” or “Men should just disappear from the face of the Earth” or “Men should go to hell or to Mars”. IT IS NOT SYNONYMOUS TO MEN-HATING.

It is not generalizing and blaming ALL men when only a specific man committed the crime or unacceptable action.

It is not letting a woman hit a man and get away with it or vice versa.

It is not synonymous to shaming any men or even women or basically any gender for the choices they made for themselves.

The “feminism” I believe in is that one which is about being able to make an informed decision for yourself. If you are a woman and you wanted to to be a stay-at-home mom, that’s cool. If you want to work, that’s awesome, too. If you are a man and you wanted to be a stay-at-home dad, that’s great. If you choose to work instead, by all means go for it! IF YOU THINK YOU WANT TO BE BOTH, ALL PROPS IN THE WORLD FOR YOU!

It is that one which believes you should be able to decide for your own body and what you think is best and safe for it.

The “feminism” I believe in is one which fights for equal opportunity and equal pay regardless of gender.

It is that one which believes that a person of any gender should be able to vote and run for a government position.

The “feminism” I believe in is that one which acknowledges the fact that we live in a planet where people of all genders sometimes get discriminated because of their gender. The “feminism” I believe in is that which aims to stop that from happening.

It is that one which believes that we are all human and we all deserve to be treated as such regardless of our gender.

Feminism is a beautiful thing for me.

It is something that I see which this world where we live in needs, so we can all live with peace, productivity and harmony .

So YES. I AM A FEMINIST.

Are you?

lunadarcy


Adele says…

Thank you so much Luna for your interesting post. Feminism doesn’t have to be about girl power (I never much liked The Spice Girls), but it should be about equality. Apart from a couple of bodily appendages, we are all the same. And I personally love men, but I just couldn’t eat a whole one. So, if you want to hear more from Luna, read her blog by clicking here: curiousandaudacious

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