I’m from an upper middle class family, I have a home, I have food, I have clothing, I have primary/secondary/tertiary education, I have a car, I have access to basic health care and (for the most part) I feel safe walking around my area. Do you know how many of my fellow women in the world do not receive those basic, fundamental necessities?
Just because I am one of the lucky ones, does not mean that it is okay for me to sit back and avert my eyes from the others.
I will be a feminist until there is gender equality in the world. Until we have equal pay, until we feel safe walking at night, until we can wear short skirts to school, until we aren’t sexualised, until gender roles are no more, until there is social, political, economic and cultural equality. And even if those things do happen, I will still identify as a feminist.
I can go on for thirty years about why I’m a feminist, but I think it’s more important that you look up the definition of feminism.