FEMINIST - ANARCHIST - LIBERALIST - HUMANIST
I was told that feminism is about equality, plain and simple. But Jessa Crispin, author of the book Why I’m Not A Feminist, brings a few other definitions to the table and I agree with a lot of it. She says it is not about raising a flag, starting a war against the other. It’s about an understanding that no human being on the planet holds more value than any other human being regardless of gender or race. That we should not work only in our own interest as a woman, we have to create a world that would be better for everybody, that would allow for true freedom. I admit that I am a bit obsessed with freedom, and I see a lot of beauty in it. For example: I can share some feminist ideas and completely disagree with others. I’m free and I’m also not the most politically correct. I share the idea of everyone being free and having equal, but being different. In fact being the same is one of the saddest things in life. To blend in. To be accepted. To occupy a position that I don’t even want. Being different, thinking with our own mind is what I believe. So, instead of asking ‘are we feminists?’ and try fitting in with your friend’s new trend, what I think we should be asking is: what can we do to create a world that would be better for everybody, and that we can be truly free?