Monday, 6 December 2010
I remember the Montreal Massacre
I remember when 14 women died because of the path they chose for their education and as a result of cyclical hatred and oppression of women that made Marc Lepine think that this was his only option.
I am a feminist. It is not a dirty word. I am a feminist and I want my daughter to have every opportunity in the world. I am a feminist and I don't ever want her to feel that she cannot do something because she is 'just' a girl. I am a feminist and I embrace all things feminine but want the freedom to do all things without judgement or criticism.
I am a feminist and I don't think that women have truly obtained equality in society today. It doesn't take long for socialization to rear its ugly head, I've already heard my daughter at 3 1/2 say things like, 'I can't draw that Daddy, girls only draw suns and faces.' She didn't hear this from me or Daddy.
I am a feminist and I hope that someday soon nobody ever feels that their aspirations are limited by their gender.
Learn a little more about what happened on December 6th, 1989 here;
And don't be scared to call yourself a feminist. Its not a dirty word.
Posted by Cathy W at 11:11