Feminism isn't popular.
That isn't anything new.
I can't remember one phase in my life (almost 40 years) that it would have been.
And I can't imagine it would have been popular before that either.
But why is it so important for successfull women to make sure people know and understand that they definitely aren't feminists?
They all defend the equality, they all stand for women's rights to work and wear the clothes they want to.
And this encompasses both the right to be modest, as to be inmodest.
The right to be happy as you are and seek your own way and not to be hindered by preconceptions of gender and the proper place for women.
But we are not feminists.
Why is it so important? Why to make sure everyone knows that you aren't a feminist?
Is it so bad to be passionate about your rights? And the rights of other women?
I won't ask if feminism is necessary anymore because anyone who cares about what happens outside their house knows that there are many reasons why we desperately need feminism.
I won't explain why feminism isn't dominating men and taking control over them.
Anyone can go online and read what it really is.
What I want to know why is it so wrong, so uncool, so ugly to be passionate?
Why caring is unpopular?
I'm very passionate about many things, so many that I need to have an organization of passions.
But it all stems from the same thing.
12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
Mathew 7:12 NLT
And I'm passionate about it.
Passionate enough to have gone out and done it, every day that I could have.
Passionate enough to have stood up to authorities.
Passionate enough to have participated in demonstrations.
Passionate enough to write about it.
Passionate enough to talk about to people that I know and tell them what I love, and why, and why I think they should love it too.
Why is it OK to love a nailpolish, a sweater, an ice-cream flavor, a color, a book, a movie, or a sport?
But when you love breastfeeding and want others to find it, it's enough for people to stop talking to you?
When you love God, people start avoiding you.
When you love the human rights and want them to be respected, people walk away from you.
I don't like overbearing people myself either.
But when they start talking, I listen.
Because they are passionte, and there is ALWAYS something we can learn from a passionate person.
Even if their views are completely opposite to our own.
There are three videos in this post that are all feminists, in their own way.
And you? What are you passionate about?
And the feminist question: Is is socially more acceptable for a man to be passionate about something than for a woman?