Everyone knows I’m a journalism major but my minor is slightly different. My minor is Women’s and Gender Studies. Where I learn the differences, the similarities, and everything in between about, well women and gender and everything that surrounds that.
I am a feminist because I believe in equality for all. No, I don’t hate men or believe women are better than men. The stereotype about feminism is completely off the charts. When really feminism is “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” In reality or shall I say, in my WGST online class textbook, there are 5 types of feminism. Join a WGST class to know more.
One of my WGST courses is online, which I’m taking in the Fall semester 2016 and will contine to take WGST courses, and we have to do response papers for each chapter. For each chapter I have more than what the minimum is. I go off on text-to-self experiences and how I see it happen right before my very eyes every day. And I get it that some people are joking but a knock-knock joke is an appropriate joke not the weird jokes that make people uncomfortable.
Feminism gets a weird reaction. When I start going on about a certain situation I have male friends that react in an “ugh” or “oh no, here she goes again” like respect my decision and you won’t get this talk. How hard is it to not talk about rape like a joke, or to not talk about women’s rights like we still can’t vote. It can get very personal to those that are not ignorant about their own gender. Especially when women have been battling this segregation between women and men for a very long time and still continue to struggle with.
I try to be the best feminist there is. Not as a competition but as a self-love-be-kind-to-everyone type of thing. Taking these courses will do nothing but improve my knowledge in Women’s Rights and if people have any questions or will like to argue with me on this, then I’ll be prepared. I encourage everyone to join a WGST course or even go to a WGST event. In fact, just researching to be more informed in not just Women’s Rights but in all that you have questions for, you will not be disappointed. Maybe a little bit because the internet has everything.