Just a short post for now - exams are literally plugging up my breathing hole. But once they've all died out I'll be a better blogger to you guys, promise.
Okay, so we were talking in Sociology about feminism, and what it means to fully believe in equal rights. I've always been like woo I'm such a feminist and even considered joining those rally things where people hold up signs and moan about what's wrong with the world. But then I really thought about what it means to be a feminist, and honestly, I think I've been living by massive double standards.
I tend to watch rom-coms most than any other film, and always go aw and shucks whenever the guy buys the girl a teddy or opens the door for her or wins her a prize at a carnival, etc etc. So really, does this mean I'm not a feminist, just because I wouldn't expect a woman to do it for a man? And, actually, does this make me a bad person?
Also, in media class we were discussing the stereotypical film characters that tend to appear in every single genre. Mainly, you get the big, strong, 'manly' man, and the beautiful, yet weak, 'girly' girl. When we were describing the physique of a weedy geek guy, my teacher literally called him girly. But since when is the female pronoun associated with weakness? Since when have I been offended to be stated a girl? I'm just saying it's interesting.
The thing is, I'd love to be a full-fledged feminist and be so confident with myself that I don't shave or wear makeup, but to be honest I'm just too darn self-conscious - sucks, I know.
So, would any of you guys devote yourselves to the world of feminism? Or do you disagree with what feminists stand for? Let me know in the comments below!