Acting out my feminism in everyday life is not something I actively do. I probably should, but I don’t go to protests or attend a feminist book club (I really should though because that sounds awesome!). For me, it’s generally something more understated. I read articles about feminism, I talk with my friends about it, I read feminist books, and I get annoyed when female celebrities refuse to call themselves feminists even though they clearly are.
I don’t think being a feminist means you have to shout it from the rooftops or wear a stamp on your forehead that says, “Feminist.” To me, it’s about having confidence in my feminist views and educating others that it’s not about man-hating.
The one thing I do actively speak out against is being treated differently than the guys around me. At my previous job, my male boss would tell me to be careful when holding a box cutter or would insist on having someone else carry a heavy box, even though he never said anything to my brother who also worked there. Granted, my ex-boss is an 85-year-old gentleman who is stuck in his ways, but c’mon I can use a knife or carry a box. I’m not a delicate flower!
Big thank you to Sara for contributing to this new series.
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