Feminism. The word has so many connotations it’s easy to feel confused by the term.
But the fact of the matter is that feminism is as radical, as political, or as complicated as you make it. You don’t have to be interested in politics to be a feminist. You don’t have to know the ins and outs of equal pay laws to be a feminist. You don’t have to hate men to be a feminist. You don’t have to be FEMALE to be a feminist. Yes, feminism is about wanting equal rights for women, but it’s also about believing in the power of women. It’s about women supporting other women, pulling each other up, and not putting each other in to boxes. It’s about respecting each other’s choices and lifestyles and situations without judgement, whether or not we understand them or agree with them or like them. Feminism really can be that simple. So this International Women’s Day (and every day for that matter) we should ALL be building each other up, showing compassion, and being a little more kind – whether you choose to identify as a feminist or not.