By Lauren WilliamsGotta go with the flow.
I know, I know: Feminism.
But how do you become a feminist in 2017?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
In my opinion, there are three main things you should look for: First, it’s not about who you are.
Women’s liberation was long overdue.
We need to acknowledge that gender is not a fixed social construct.
We live in a patriarchal society, and men are still powerful in a way that’s difficult for many women to acknowledge.
As a result, many women feel pressured to conform to male norms in order to get a fair shot at achieving equality.
Feminism is about giving voice to those who aren’t always heard.
Second, it isn’t about what you want.
Many feminists believe that if we want to be taken seriously, we must work to be inclusive and not discriminate.
The problem with this view is that it implies that being an advocate for equality is a purely personal pursuit.
Feminists have a history of making sure that their actions are rooted in the community in which they operate.
When we do this, we become more visible, more accessible, and more effective.
When that happens, we make a bigger difference in the world, because we are better than those who do not understand our needs and desires.
Third, it doesn’t mean that you have to be perfect.
You don’t need to be the smartest person in the room.
We all struggle with social anxiety.
Many women struggle with being seen as perfect.
We also struggle with what it means to be authentic.
We’re not perfect.
So, if you want to change the world and achieve your goals, you must take the time to consider your values and what it takes to be successful.
There are some simple things you can do to help you become more authentic, more inclusive, and less judgmental.
First, be authentic to yourself.
A feminist is someone who is committed to the idea that everyone deserves to be treated equally.
If you’re a person who thinks that your experience is unique, you are not a feminist.
Being a feminist is about challenging our assumptions about gender, race, and class.
We must work hard to be true to ourselves and others.
Secondly, be inclusive.
This can be as simple as listening to people’s voices and learning from their experiences.
Asking questions about our personal life, and how we see the world are important.
If someone asks you if you are a feminist, ask yourself if they are actually thinking about their experiences, or if they just have an agenda to tell you that you are “not a feminist.”
If they tell you they’re not a “feminist,” ask yourself, “Is this really the way that you see yourself?”
If it is, then it means you’re not ready for a feminist life.
Thirdly, be honest.
If a person tells you they don’t want to know your thoughts and values, ask, “How do I feel about that?”
Be willing to listen to people who have a different perspective than you do.
If it takes them a while to understand your perspective, they may have a point.
If they are just coming off of hearing about your struggles, it may be helpful to be blunt.
This way, you’re less likely to be defensive.
Finally, be aware of your value system.
If your value is based on gender, it can be hard to accept the reality that there are other people who are just as passionate about equal rights as you are and who have achieved similar outcomes.
For example, there is a reason why women are more likely to receive the same pay for equal work as men, and the reason that women have higher pay on average than men for the same job.
This is because women are valued on the basis of their accomplishments.
This system also gives rise to the notion that if you can’t afford equal pay, you can always just “make it up.”
This may not be the most accurate way to frame this question.
You have to acknowledge the fact that people are made up of different experiences and needs.
The best way to make progress is to acknowledge your value systems and work towards improving your understanding of the needs of others.
It’s easy to lose sight of the larger picture.
We can be so quick to feel comfortable and safe in our own bubbles, but we can often be oblivious to the reality of the world around us.
To get a better sense of the broader scope of women’s experiences, you have three tools that I’ve found to be particularly useful: 1.
Acknowledge that we are all human.
We are not perfect, and we will continue to make mistakes.
But we do have the ability to improve and grow.
If we acknowledge our mistakes, we can work on our skills and skillsets.
And, if we are honest, we will have a better understanding of ourselves and our value system, which can help