A Feminist: To Be Or Not To Be?

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I’m passionate about women’s rights. If you’re reading this blog, chances are - you are as well. I thought this made me a Feminist. After all, Feminism is all about protecting women and their rights, right? Well, now I’m not so sure. I only began thinking of myself as a Feminist during the last few months. I felt frustrated by the bad name feminism had in society and stood by the statement that I was a Feminist with great conviction. But I hadn’t done my research – silly me.

Reading Kirsten Birkett’s The Essence of Feminism encouraged me to do some research of my own before I formed a belief.

Here’s a very brief summary of some of the main pros and cons traced back to Feminism. Continue reading