Being a feminist means you support and advocate for all, no matter your gender.

By Kennedi McCoy, Staff Writer

There are many beliefs of what feminism is that hold negative connotations. However, I think people who believe in equality for all would consider themselves a feminist, man or woman. Yet some men and women do not call themselves feminists.

What is feminism? The exact definition of feminism follows: Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements and ideologies that aim to define, establish and achieve the political, economic, personal and social equality of the sexes. So, by definition, to support feminism is to support the equal rights of women. 

Many men make the mistake of thinking they can not be feminists because they are men. But being a feminist doesn’t mean you are a female, it means you support and advocate for them when they are being oppressed. 

I think you should consider becoming a feminist because it’s a good samaritan thing to do. Being a feminist means loving and supporting women as much as you do men.Why wouldn’t you want to do that? We all have important and special women in our lives, whether they’re a friend, a mom, a wife, a daughter, etc. I would hope you wish for equal opportunity and no oppression in their lives simply because they are women and can bring life into the world. 

Lastly, I think you should consider becoming a feminist because it means one more person who supports feminism for the positive and loving thing it’s truly meant to be.