Mental Health

The Misconceptions Of Being A Feminist

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There is a common misconception that to identify as a feminist you must abandon certain parts of yourself that contradict the stereotypical image of being a feminist. Just the other day I came across a magazine article titled “Can Feminist Wear Makeup?” Focusing on how a feminist should look undermines the thoughts, actions, and most importantly, the histories of feminism. The modern feminist movement as we know it, began in the 1960’s with the struggle to bring women’s rights (including reproductive rights, fair and equitable wages, divorce and child custody laws, etc.) to the forefront of our society and break the cycle of oppression. Continue reading “The Misconceptions Of Being A Feminist”