Monday, May 4, 2015

// gentle strength //

in a world where feminism is very much promoted, i find myself asking questions.

what about feminism do i approve of?

and what about feminism do i not approve of?

there's so many different aspects to feminism that its hard to figure out what you agree with.

and to be honest, i know next to nothing about feminism.

i don't pursue it, 
i don't go out of my way to read about it and get my facts straight.

because my view of women come from the Bible,

where everyone is treated equal.

but its hard not to notice: its everywhere.

i suppose you could say i'm for feminism,

i am for gender equality.

i am for women being treated with the respect.

i am for women being paid the salary they deserve.

and when i listened to emma watson's speech, 

i realized i agreed.

the HEforSHE campaign is not just about women's rights,

but human rights.

its about being allowed to be vulnerable, to show you are human and that you do struggle,

and its about being allowed to be strong. to be a leader, regardless of your gender. 

to be acknowledged for your hard work, for your ability to act smartly and wisely.

at one point in her speech emma said:
"If we stop defining each other by what we are not, and start defining ourselves by who we are, we can all be freer, and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom."
-emma watson
its about freedom

freedom.

free to be who we are, what we are. 

 i am not for anti-men feminism, i am not for arrogant feminism;

where we would deny who we were created to be.

we are women.

strong yes, but gentle and beautiful.

we are blessed with the strength to run a household in a skirt,

and we can use that strength in any area of life.

. . 

i am for gender equality. 

for treating everyone as the humans they are.

God gave men and women different roles, 

but not different levels of importance.

-eva
----------------------------
"the great acts of love are done by those
 who are habitually preforming small acts of kindness"
victor hugo // via pinterest

7 comments:

  1. Agreed. I don't agree with anti-men feminism, althought technically it wouldn't be 'feminism' even if they call them that. I'm glad you are for equal rights though. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perhaps I'm a little off, but it seems that feminism is used as a cover up, or maybe "excuse" is a better term, for many different things. :) so yea, "anti-men feminism" isn't really feminism.

      Delete
  2. O you have such a beautiful blog!!
    This is a beautiful post.

    His princess Leah

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes yes and also- yes. This is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is the same way i came to align myself with feminism! :)

    ReplyDelete

this blogging community and their comments are what give me purpose to blogging. they encourage and inspire, even if its the littlest of notes <3 thank you for taking the time to comment!