Because I am naturally a size zero, and that shouldn’t make me a “fake girl” and alienate me from other feminists.
Because I am sick and tired of turning on the television or radio, or trying to escape the media by walking outside my door and still being bombarded by sexualized images of an idealistic and unrealistic body type.
Because if I want dreads, I can damn well have them, even if that makes me look “unclean” and “unatttractive”. I am clean, and it’s not my job to be visually appealing. Because if I feel more comfortable in a one piece bathing suit, that should be fine.
I’m sick of double standards. I’m sick of quiet expectations and pressure to be a “better feminist” just as much as I’m sick of society telling me to be a “better woman”
Because being a feminist should be about doing what is right for you. For empowering yourself, whatever way that may be. So if you feel empowered wearing a short skirt and flaunting your sexual freedom, that’s fantastic. But I’m no less of a feminist for being skinny, for wearing clothes that cover up most my body, and shrugging aside the pressure to feel sexy. Because that’s what makes me comfortable, and more able to speak my mind and act like myself.
Because being a feminist all boils down to unleashing my strength and potential to stand up for what I believe.