Here’s a list of reasons I’m a feminist, but the subject is up for debate if you will give logical reasons behind your beliefs. I’m always open to change if it makes me a better person. These are my beliefs and I call it feminism, but what I call it is irrelevant. Look at the beliefs and what I’m fighting for, because that’s what matters, not the label I slap on it.
1.) The very first reason is because sexism still exists. That is my goal, to destroy it.
2.) Because it is disturbing that breasts, intended for feeding hungry, crying infants, are so sexualized that people can’t even use them for that without being shamed, especially in public.
3.) Because a guy can’t walk down the road in a dress and feel safe at the same time.
4.) Because girls are sent home from school, denied their education, because the school assumes their bodies are so distracting that a boy can’t focus.
5.) Acid attacks.
6.) Men who are raped by women are laughed at and told they should’ve laid back and enjoyed it.
7.) Objectification of the female body.
8.) Boys who display “feminine” traits are shamed or forced, even by their parents, to change who they are.
9.) Because boys constantly feel the need to prove their masculinity.
10.) Because of online sexual harassment.
11.) Gendered marketing, or marketing targeting genders. These are the commercials you see of girls playing with the pink and purple dolls and kitchen sets, while boys play with the trains and cars.
12.) Gender roles. If you don’t notice this, you aren’t even looking. It’s very clear that certain roles are assigned based on gender.
13.) “Are you sure? That’s a girl color, son. That’s for girls,” or, “Boys will be boys.”
14.) The fact that an entire personality is already made up by parents for their child the moment they know the sex. Do you not notice this? If the child is a girl, the room is decorated in soft colors, pastels, usually pinks and purples. Toys are limited to dolls and princess dresses. If it’s a boy, solid blues, greens, and reds! Firetrucks, hammers, screwdrivers, and helmets! This seriously limits their development, also. Boys can’t play with dolls or dresses, nor can girls play with work benches and firetrucks. Sexist.
15.) Double standards everywhere. Everywhere. Also, femmephobia. It’s getting to where even girls don’t want to display feminine traits because they’re seen as inferior.
16.) Slut shaming in women.
17.) Virgin shaming in men.
18.) Body shaming of both sexes.
19.) Because men who have been in an abusive relationship are commonly ignored and/or laughed at.
20.) Penis size shaming.
21.) Breast size shaming.
There’s more, but I can’t think of them at the moment. All I’m saying is all the things I’m fighting for are valid social issues that need to be stopped before they harm more people. What I call it is irrelevant. Feminism, egalitarianism, gender-equalism, humanism, whatever. I don’t care.