In every is­sue GLAMOUR con­fi­den­tial

Glamour (South Africa) - - Front Page - Fill it with Live the life. GLAMOUR! Pn­ina Fen­ster, editor

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 –

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