FEMINISM IS THE RADICAL NOTION THAT WOMEN ARE PEOPLE.
And guess what? We can do pull-ups too! Imagine that.
Feminism is the radical notion that we women can grow babies inside of us or choose not to do that very same thing because only we get to decide what’s right for our own damn uteri.
We can be maidens and mothers and crones and find power and beauty in all three of these traditional archetypes. And by the way, not all mothers give birth to babies and not all women have uteri, ovaries, or vulvas. Not all women are assigned female at birth, and we are all women just the same.
Feminism is the radical notion that a woman should be able to walk down the street without being harassed and cat called. That she can choose to wear whatever she wants without “asking for it,” that how she feels isn’t a lie, and that she deserves to feel safe in her own body.
Feminism is the radical notion that a woman has more to offer the world than her body, her uterus, and her sex appeal.
She has power and worth beyond her physical form and and she is the master of her own domain. What she decides to do with her body-whether it’s build muscles or modify her appearance or have sexual adventures-is her own fucking choice.
No one can can define what’s right for her but HER. No one else gets to decide if she’s too masculine, too feminine, too loud, or too opinionated—except for her.
Feminism is the radical notion that we should allow a woman to define herself and change that definition anytime she pleases. That we don’t get to tell her who she is or who she’ll never be.
Women can be strong and opinionated without being deemed “intimidating.” And if we intimidate you, I invite you to question your ideals.
We can be wives and mothers and teachers and healers and lovers and STILL be autonomous, human beings. Because feminism is the radical notion that women refuse to be put in a box and molded to a fabricated, patriarchal standard.
We have the power to define ourselves and we refuse to relinquish that power. We reject the idea that a government can tell us what to do with our bodies. We resist the notion that internalized misogyny is too embedded to expunge.
We stand together and fight for women of all races, all religions, all socioeconomic statuses, all identifications and orientations. This is the intersection, the amalgamation of people with myriad causes and examples of oppression. Together we rise to this radical notion. Together we fight.