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Katy Perry and Feminism

“I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.”  -Katy Perry

I like you, but I think you may need a dictionary.

feminist |ˈfemənist|
noun
a person who supports feminism.

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feminism |ˈfeməˌnizəm|
noun
the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

I’m assuming you want women to have the same rights as men. Most people do. That would make you, by definition, a feminist.

Society has given us stereotypical ideas of what a feminist is, probably because our patriarchal society is trying to discredit women as equal to men, subtly creating the idea of a decades-old extreme (and perhaps misandrist) feminism as a current and correct model/definition for what feminism really is, and this idea of feminism is damaging to society. A good example of it’s damage is that most people seem to not know the true definition of feminism.

So, while I understand (at least I hope) why you said that, and I also understand it sucks to have everything you say taken out of context or every little blurb blown up in the media- I think this is an awesome opportunity to educate people.

Feminism=equality. 

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