I’d just like to bring attention to Jenn’s post, Have you hugged a feminist today? She gives a very personal look into the way that “feminism” has been turned into a dirty word and how she overcame that impression.
This part in particular resonated with me:
So, yes, I am a feminist. I am a vocal, activist-y, liberated, free-thinking, insecure, movie-going, comic-book-reading, video-game playing, dietin’ and exercisin’, studious, educated, ignorant, opinionated, long-haired, make-up-wearing, bra-toting, skirt-donning, leg-shavin’, dick-lovin’ feminist of colour. And there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.