October is here, with rain, and leaves, and puddles, and smell of Halloween in the air. October brings new posts to my blog. I decided to start a series of posts that relate to relevant subjects, and issues that we may face in the society today. I guess it started with observation, my morning and night commute to and from the U. My passion to share not only the daily styles, but the daily thoughts as well.
Feminism has been on my mind lately. Of course it’s also been on national television and social media. Starting with Emma Watson’s speech at the UN, to the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 collection presentation that ended with a staged protest (Good article on Jezebel about that). The same topic, raised in two different ways. Staging versus reality. Personal opinion versus trend. Going with the flow versus standing up for yourself.
So how do we stop the feminism from becoming a trend? Because Taylor Swift is already on the band wagon praising Emma Watson? I don’t think we can. I think what comes next is education all the young high school girls on what feminism is and what it isn’t.
Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
Feminism is not girl power! It’s not a group hug and a yay! It’s more! Feminism is not about calling a hook up after a party rape. Feminism is knowing the facts, numbers and standards of economy, and being able to apply that knowledge to the current situation.
But now that we know what feminism isn’t, it seems like that’s what we want it to be a whole lot.
Just like with everything in life, we need to be selective with feminism. Unless you want to walk down the runway, protesting in an imaginary world created by designer, whose main goal is to sell clothes.