Don’t worry, ladies! I found a feminist man, and one day you can too! But seriously, woke men are out there, and they are the some of best people to fall in love with.
Lately I’ve found myself searching for you in the faces of people I pass on the street.
We may have progressed as a culture to accepting people of all races, genders, and sexualities in our daily lives, but in mainstream entertainment someone is still seen as the Other if they’re not part of the monolith.
To be a feminist nowadays is to be constantly digging deeper to find the root of the problem, to see how inequality manifests and to search for where the flaws really begin. Which, fellas, I realize poses a challenge for you as well as for us.
“But Linnea,” some readers may respond. “We’ve seen the evidence. Women fall all over guys who are dominant and aggressive and cocky. They love it when they’re mistreated.”
“What is feminism really?” you ask in your article. That’s a good question, and one that everyone probably has different answers to nowadays. But I think, overall, the best and truest one can be summed up into a phrase I saw on a T-shirt recently: feminism is the concept that women are people.
As Ashley says in one of the first few episodes of South of Nowhere, “I don’t really ascribe to labels.” That’s how I’ve felt about my sexuality, ever since I started questioning it.
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