So I’ve been getting asked; why all the Wonder Woman stuff? To me, Wonder Woman is a sign of beauty, strength, intelligence, and Feminism.  Let me clarify beauty- it’s not all physical beauty. She is IMO a compassionate person- or she’s been portrayed as such in some comic incarnations. That is a sign of inner beauty.  Then we have the images of Wonder Woman holding swords… yes! She is a Warrior. Guess what? I was in the Army. So am I. 🙂

People then ask me; Feminism? And then there are the inevitable remarks, that I swear I nearly knocked myself out cold facepalming to some of the opinions I’ve heard. Let’s have a snippet shall we:

“I don’t need that man hating shit, I gots a man.”

“Feminism that’s those dykes that hate men right?”

“Why do we need that? What you hate men!”

“I don’t need feminism, my man allows me to do what he wants me to do.”

Okay! Is anyone else that reads my blog shaking their heads and literally smacking their foreheads?!? Yes, these are opinions from various women that I have met. Honestly, not friends… acquaintances. Because I just could not be around them with those opinions. I find them all offensive, but the second and the last are the one’s that really makes me growl! GRRRRR!

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Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women. *And of men and other minorities.

Feminism why do we need it? Cause as a woman we make .76 cents to a males 1.00 in the workplace. Sexual harassment issues, other opinions I’ve heard, “That’s a woman’s issue.” UH NO it’s not! I’ve seen men being sexually harassed as well. Feminism is not men hating, nor is it only for the LGBT community, it’s EQUALITY for ALL!

I’m still a nice person, I still speak the way I speak, and yeah, if you ever get to hear me in person, I do drop the F-bomb… but guess what? It’s not all the time, it is appropriately used in a sentence with the correct emphasis. LOL 😀 I dress the way I want to dress and um… no. I don’t care what you think? I don’t dress to impress or shock you. I dress as I’m comfortable and I like it!

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Then let’s move to some political issues; Abortion vs. Pro Choice, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health. Huh? Interesting these all are health issues and yet they are also political. I, as a woman should be able to decide if/when I need a procedure done, not some representative of the US government. Stay out of my womb! It’s mine, NOT yours!

We have been given the privilege of being able to vote!!! Thank you to the Woman’s Suffrage movement! I love the movie Iron Jawed Angels, and thank you to a mentor, a friend, and an instructor at school, Ms. Elaine for showing us this movie!  I’ve always ensured to go and vote. I remember the first time I was of age and asked my dad to take me to register and then to our polling site. When someone made the comment, “Aw ain’t that cute, he gets two votes instead of one!” My dad nearly bit his head off, “No. She’s voting the way she’s researched.” Go DAD! 😀  So please GO Register and then GO VOTE!!! You don’t have to vote the way your husband, partner is… vote for what you want! I do research on the candidates I vote for. It’s not that difficult. Read the material see which candidate’s platforms/opinions and prior voting in office is compatible with what you envision should be in office- representing you. There are women’s political groups on most college/university campuses and they will be more than happy to show you how to research this, and will even register you to vote. Some of them- will take you to your polling place on election day! I know, because I was one of these women! 🙂 This country was founded because people weren’t being represented.  Yeah… really really.

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 I could go on and on, as I’m quite passionate about this issue; Feminism. So before I do…let’s conclude with one more question I was asked the other day: Why do we still need feminism, M’Chel? I mean, I’m working.

And my reply was…are you getting paid the same as your male counterpart, do you get time off without being made to feel guilty, and lastly are you promoted the same as your male counterpart(s)? Now then, based on your replies, YES! We still need feminism.

Have an awesome day!

XOXO thank you for reading!

Now are you ready to be a Wonder Warrior for peace, education, and political/social equality?

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