My Feminist Badge
Today when many of my own generation shy away from calling themselves a feminist -- I always very proudly tell people -- YES, I AM A FEMINIST.
And why am I a feminist?
Because I walk on bridges that feminists before me have built. If today women of the world have rights -- like the right to education, the right to vote, the right to property, the right to divorce, the right to work, the right to a promotion, the right to a payrise, the right to drive, the right to safety, the right to live life on our own terms -- they are not rights that were served to us on a plate.
Every right women take for granted today had to be fought for -- by women! Women died so women can have the right to vote and the right to birth control.
If today I walk on bridges built on the fight and the sacrifices of feminists who came before me -- then it makes it my moral obligation to do the same for the generations of women to come. And the fight to live life in safety and dignity is still on. So if you are reading this (whether you are a man or a woman) -- please next time some one asks you if you are a feminist say 'YES!' and flash this badge :)