With feminism being controversial these days, many people wonder why they should be a feminist or what being a feminist even means. And the answer to those questions, my friends, are nobody else’s but yours to answer. But what I can tell you is why I became a feminist, and why I think it’s a great movement for all people, not just straight white women.
For one, I think all feminism is supposed to be intersectional. Now what is intersectional feminism, you may ask? Well, intersectional feminism (in my is a version of feminism that recognizes that in order to look at and support one part of ourselves (ie our gender), we must look at and support all parts of ourselves (ie gender, sexuality, race + more). By thinking of feminism from an intersectional point of view, we can see that this version of feminism can benefit all people.
My version of feminism is unique and so is everyone else’s, but I am a strong believer that the movement itself should be trying to bring everyone upwards. And for the most part, my community of feminists are. But there still are the occasional people who have different versions of feminism (which I will say, are still all valid).
With my version of feminism, it’s all about having the world community grow as a whole, not necessarily focusing on only one group, and by working together, we can get a lot further in life. I think this mindset is great for all people, because in the long run, working together and pulling each other up is better than pushing each other down.