Actually, I don’t mean “vagina.” Though certainly if an elected official can be banned for saying it during public debate, it’s quite obvious that some people think “vagina” is a dirty word.

I’m actually talking about an even dirtier word: FEMINIST. I think younger women have heard “feminazi” more than they’ve heard “feminist.” So this meme and more like it is my way of saying that “feminist” is a fabulous word. It’s a word to stand by, and those who have claimed that label have cemented rights and continue to try to level the playing field so that girls can have many of the same choices and opportunities as boys do.

To paraphrase Bella Abzug’s famous definition of feminism, it’s not about a woman becoming president. It’s about your average Jane getting the same chance in life as your average Joe. No more, no less.

Advertisements

Such a Dirty Word!

Click to comment. Log in with WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, G+...up to you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s