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    This Is What Feminism Actually Is

    In case you needed another explanation.

    Feminist. For some, it seems to be a curse, not a title. But there is a lot of confusion around feminism - so what is it actually?

    Well, it's not man-hating.

    Yes, some people may hate men AND call themselves feminists, but the two things are not related. In the process of bringing women up, we are not trying to drag men down. It's all about being equal - and we want equality for men, too.

    And it's not always bra-burning.

    Yes, sometimes I do feel a bit like burning my bra, but not because I'm a feminist (just because it's so damn annoying!) Indeed, some feminists don't agree with wearing bras, just like some feminists hate men, but it isn't a universal feminist trait, so don't assume we all make underwear bonfires on a regular basis.

    It's not just about women, either.

    OK, the origin of feminism was to fight towards rights for women, but modern feminism is for anybody. It fights against homophobia, gender roles against men as well as women, racism and other fascism.

    And it does NOT say that women can't express their sexuality.

    I chose this particular gif because it is from Fifth Harmony's 'Work From Home' video, and as a group they get criticised a lot for calling themselves feminists and then acting sexual in their videos. If you read the comments section, it's full of sexist shit like "Women say they don't want to be treated like sex objects, yet they behave like this?" No - we don't want you to treat us like sex objects, but we're allowed to be sexual.

    Or be a stay-at-home mum.

    You don't have to have a job to be empowered. EVERYBODY deserves to be respected, so if anybody ever tries to tell you that you can't be a stay-at-home mum and a feminist/awesome powerful wizardess, don't listen to them.

    In fact, feminism is really just about women doing whatever the hell they want and having fun.

    Don't let anyone tell YOU what to do and how to live your life.

    (While having fundamental rights, obviously.)

    So don't forget it: