A lot of people have been asking me what the purpose of this blog is, what I hope to achieve, and what my aspirations are for Feminist With Attitude. So here’s a little bit about why I started this blog:
As a woman of color, gender bias has always been an issue I’ve had to deal with. When I was in the 10th grade, I gave a speech on gender discrimination, the wage gap, class struggles, etc. Even though I won the speech contest, I was ridiculed for the values I was spreading as a woman. More importantly, I was labelled a “feminazi” for having opinions that were apparently too radical for my predominantly white private school. I had to hear the word “feminist” almost everyday by classmates (as if it’s the worst thing you could say to someone). But what my privileged classmates didn’t understand was that gender discrimination is a real problem. Sexual harassment, gender bias in the workplace, and overall mysoginy are real issues women (and specifically women of color) are facing.
So, I decided to start this blog, not only because my many women’s rights & gender classes in college inspired me to, but because I finally want to show the world that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being passionate about what you believe in. If that results in you being labelled as a “bitch”, then so be it. If I happen to have attitude while I’m bringing a point across to someone who clearly doesn’t understand the definition of “feminism”, then society needs to accept that.
Too many millennials take advantage of the fact that our great grandmothers, grandmothers, and even mothers had to fight for the freedoms we have today as women.
What I want to achieve with my blog is to ultimately empower young girls, women, and anyone else advocating for equality in this world.
I hope that you join me on this journey of addressing gender discrimination and female subjugation worldwide. Share your stories, thoughts, criticisms–this is an open space for everyone who wants to take part in what I believe is a beautiful movement.
Lots of love,
Feminist With Attitude