Are you REALLY a Feminist?


Many people look at me and always ask me “Are you a Feminist?”

I look at them and proudly answer with a “Yes I am a Feminist.” A few times I have felt a certain type of judgement in their voice, which signals to me that they associate feminism with a negative type of vibe.

Now I am not here to convince everyone to become a Feminist, but I am here to just give you a bit of a background on the word itself so that when the word does come up you don’t go hide behind the couch in order to avoid any one that is a Feminist.

When you get a minute please go watch Emma Watson’s speech addressed to the United Nations where she states she is a Feminist. I mean she sums up the word with the perfect statement: “Feminism by definition is that men and women should have equal rights.” Simply stated that is the one and only definition of the word itself. Any added on definition to the word only takes one away from the true meaning of the word itself. So please don’t fear the word!

To all the men- women are not out to get you. I know a lot of men that are also Feminists, and they are proud to state that. I would like to personally thank those men for being true their beliefs and not changing them based on the opinion of others.

Huffington Post published a very interested article in 2015 titled “What is Feminism?”

As I was reading this article I tried to summarize it in a few sentences. The most appropriate conclusion for this article would be the following: Why don’t we just take a minute to sit down and look at both men and women just as PEOPLE rather than a person with a gender. Won’t that make a huge difference in the way you feel about Feminism and most importantly about equal rights for people?  Before being recognized as humans with gender we should be recognized as people. Why can’t every single person walking this earth have the same rights as the person right next to them?

Feminism is not a forbidden word, nor is it a word that should be avoided. It should be made the topic of conversation without any hesitation.

You can read the Huffington Post article here:…/what-is-feminism_b_6985612

Emma Watson on Feminism:

Tell me about your #innerfeminismmovement


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Clara says:

    I love this post Manisha! I am a Feminist 100 percent! Keep up the great work..speak your truth!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Clara for the support 🙂 !


  2. movingimages says:

    Yes agree so much! It really is that simple, we deserve to be treated as humans, that’s all. It is hard to believe this revolution took so long to happen, it was long overdue.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Right? The idea is very simple!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I’m a feminist but as soon as I begin to describe what that means to me it takes to long. I’m in support of love tolerance and compassion be that black or white female or male child or adult animal or human. But I’m still a feminist because I’m female and I focus my attention particularly on helping fellow females wherever they need it.


    1. I really respect your view point. I believe no matter who you are helping-you are contributing to the world in some form!

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