I’m a feminist and I don’t care who knows it!
It’s a funny thing, in my youth (younger youth?) when thinking of a feminist, I naively pictured a woman standing outside of a political building holding a sign of protest, a woman who has a sharp tongue yelling something along the lines of, “Respect our boobs!” a woman who has a severe distaste for the opposite sex. These are all stereotypes I had once believed to be the typical “feminist.” Point blank: I was wrong. In essence, a feminist perspective is simply a more holistic view towards, well….everything! It’s having the mindset of compassion and empathy versus judgment and superiority. Within the text, “Feminist Rhetorical Theories,” the author Foss writes, “It is rooted in choice and self-determination and does not prescribe one ‘official’ position that feminists must hold. Feminism is also an evolving process…”(pg. 3) In other words, the definition of feminism is not concrete. Similar to fashion, it’s consistently changing, and maintains it’s greatness when working with aspects from all points of the never ending “spectrum.” For instance: Hard meets soft, leather and lace, masculine and feminine. Each on their own seemingly birthed from a one sighted vision, and when paired together becoming even more beautiful and worthy of a second glance. Is there anything sexier than a woman confidently sporting boyfriend jeans and a crop top? These trends were destined to co-exist. Therefore, don’t peg yourself as having one particular style, dabble in all, mix and match, and more importantly embrace your inner feminist never criticizing others or what they're wearing :).