Feminism not a “mini” issue


Charlotte Hardy, Opinion

These days all I ever hear is, “Oh my, don’t tell me you’re a feminist”. I try and keep my cool but sometimes I just have to say something. One day this summer I was talking to my co-worker and he made a joke about how weak girls are. Sure, in that instance I was proving that comment true as I couldn’t carry something and he had to help me. That generalization of women happens more often than you think. Just because we have asked for help with some menial task does not mean we are weak. It means we are strong enough to ask for help when we know we need it.

If someone was to ask me if I was a feminist I would say yes. I do believe that men and woman should be considered equal and have equal rights. We are in the twenty first century, we are too far evolved as humans to have inequalities because of gender.

Emma Watson is one of the biggest faces of feminism. She understands and educates people on what feminism truly is. Emma isn’t shy about her thoughts on the subject. She says,   “…There’s a willingness now to be like, ‘Fine. Call me a ‘diva’, call me a feminazi, call me difficult, call me a First World Feminist, call me whatever you want, it’s not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing and make sure that the right thing happens.’ Because it doesn’t just affect me, it affects all the other women who are in this with me, and it affects all the other men who are in this with me, too.” (Source:  )

Emma has opened up in many interviews about what being a feminist means to her and those around her.

Being a feminist does not mean you believe that women deserve more than men or that they are better in any way. It is the fight for equality and for the same respect that men get in society.