This week while watching the White House press briefing I tweeted a joke about the Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Much to my delight, the tweet took off and elicited strong responses from both sides of the political aisle. The tweet clearly struck a nerve with the #MAGA crowd, who accused me of being a bad feminist and a hypocrite for not supporting a fellow woman.
This got me thinking: what the heck is feminism? A simple Google search will say that feminism is the "advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of sexes." Equal rights for all sounds like a no brainer. And yet there are still many men and women who openly reject feminism. Why is this?
Looking at the responses, there seems to be this belief that to be a feminist you must support all women in everything they do. This is a load of crap. Only two types of people use this definition:
To me, feminism is all about equality, and I’m an equal opportunist when it comes to making fun of people. So, am I a feminist? Absolutely!
I asked my Twitter followers to give me their definition of feminism. Here are a few of the answers I received.
So what do you think? How would you define feminism? Let me know in the comments section below!