International Women's Day, 2016

"Some people ask: 'Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights or something like that?' Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general- but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending  that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be way of denying that the problem of gender targets women. That the problem was not about being human, but specifically about being female human. For centuries, the world divided human beings into two groups and then proceeded to exclude and oppress one group. It is only fair that the solution to the problem acknowledge that." - Chimamanda Adichie

This one is for my friend, Saint and every other guy out there that I have tried to explain feminism, misogyny, and sexism to. She couldn't have said it better. If you're curious about where I stand on gender equality (or the lack of it), don't be. I am a feminist. I talk about that and more here.

Happy International Women's day to my amazing mother, and also to every female trail blazer out there. Thank you for continually defying odds.

Here's to great women; may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.



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