Okay so I probably started to be feminist back in freshman year of high school after I read a biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. A really amazing and interesting person, and I found that I related to her and what she was fighting for. I have been a bit of a closet feminist for the past two years. I am now finally coming out in the open and saying that I am a feminist.
Feminist have been shown in a negative light. I honestly think more people would be feminists if they actually took the time to think about the issues that feminists are fighting for. Equal rights for women really should not be such a big issue and it is really sad that it is. It really makes me upset that women are not given the same opportunities as men. I think mostly I am for equal rights. I don’t care who you are we are equal. We are all people and should be thought of equally. I don’t understand how people do not get that.
When I apply for a job I want to be considered for my ability to perform the job, not my gender or race. Those things have no bearing on my capability to do the tasks required. I should be paid the same wage as a man for doing the exact same job in the exact same amount of time.
I just wanted to get this out there. It has been on my mind for a while and I really felt the need to say it.