WHEN I SAY THAT I’M A FEMINIST…

When I say I’m a feminist & it offends you, it makes me wonder about your character not mine!

Why are people so offended by the word feminist? Society expects me to be feminine… but yet saying I’m a feminist is offensive, can you see the oxymoron of that!

When I say I’m a feminist, I’m saying I champion my sisters! When I say I’m a feminist, I’m saying that I’m listening to you, sister. I am here with you, sister.  I feel you, my sister.

When I say that I’m a feminist, I am saying that I know your pain… I know he hurts you.  I will not be an enabler and watch my sister be hurt by men! Not in my presence whether I know her or Not! When I say I’m a feminist, I’m saying I agree OUR pay should be equal!

When I say I’m a feminist, I am saying I will fight for you. When I say I’m a feminist, I’m saying, “Hey sister, I’m your safe place.”  

When I say that I’m a feminist, I’m saying everybody needs a shoulder to cry on, sister, no judgment here. We are friends. 

When I’m saying I’m a feminist, I’m saying…he abused you. I will sit with you while these male cops interrogate you as if you are the criminal instead of treating you like a victim who was just raped! 

When I say I’m a feminist, I’m saying I will never let the words, “He’s not that kind of person come out of my mouth.” Because only a fool would speak on what another man will and will not do!

When I say that I’m a feminist, it means I will not sit by and watch a young girl or even a grown woman get trafficked.

When I say that I’m a feminist, I will not allow my homegirl to get caught up in an abusive relationship and not try to show her a way out.

When I say I’m a feminist, I am saying little girls of the WORLD, no matter what situation you were born into, you can grow up and be anything you want to be on this earth! 

When I say I’m a feminist, I’m not saying I don’t need a man. I’m not saying that I don’t like men and I’m not saying that I’m gay. I’m not saying that I’m better than a man.  I love men…I adore my brothers. I also love and adore me!

You cannot make me feel guilty because I love myself and you cannot make me feel guilty because I love the mirror of myself and the mirror of myself that is my sisters…Period.

It is the feminist side in me that compliments my sisters when I see them looking good! It is the feminist side in me who tells my sister congratulations when she’s accomplished her goals. It is the feminist side in me who cries when I watch women and young girls get rewarded for things that they work so hard for whether I know them or not. It is the feminist in me who loves Beyoncé and wants her to win like the rest of the beehive. It is the feminine side and me who sticks up for Blue Ivy and North West children who I’ve never met, but I hate to see people assassinate on them on the Internet.

I’m a feminist because I love women, and I love then simply because I love myself. If you don’t love God’s gift to this world, that very being that brought you into this world, there’s something wrong with you not me!

When the fact that I say I’m a feminist offends you, it makes me wonder about your character not mine! I’m a feminine feminist who will fight from my sisters.

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