Do you consider yourself a feminist? Do you think there are misconceptions about what it means to be one? What does it mean to you? Are there any positives and negatives about being one?
Yep. Feminist! :)
And first let me just say, I am a simple cartoon maker. I am not a scholar, and this is a big topic. But here goes anyway. I wonder if some people misinterpret the word “feminism” to mean “DOWN WITH MAN!!1!” But, uh, this is wrong to me. It’s really simple; feminism means standing up for the equal treatment of genders, end of story. Right?
If you want to apply for that job, you should have no unfair social standards or biases keeping you from doing that (man or woman). If you want that promotion, you should be entitled to that (man or woman). If you want to have a kid, that’s your choice, and if you don’t want a kid, you aren’t being ‘selfish’ (man or woman).
So, yeah. Big topic, and I am waaay under-qualified to talk about it in an insightful, educated way. Much more qualified to talk about how cute my cat is. But I know the basics. Feminism=equality.
Shout-out to all the awesome guys out there who have our backs with this.