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I’ve always taken for granted that being a feminist is integral to being a woman. How could it not be, given that feminism is simply defined as the belief that men and women are entitled to equal rights and opportunities? After all, it would be loopy to want women to have fewer rights and opportunities. Oh, wait a minute… we actually do. How about pay gaps from the factory floor to Hollywood, staggering levels of rape and violence around the world and in SA in particular, glass ceilings and old boy’s networks, and a general feeling that it may not be altogether safe out there, largely because it isn’t.
So I’m always surprised when I hear women announce that they aren’t feminists, because they love men/wear heels/don’t see the need, and so on. Speaking as someone who pretty much adores men and heels, I want to say: come on, ladies, how about love and shoes plus the rights to which we and future generations are entitled? And, FYI, great men are feminists, too. Inspiration, here, so we can all –