My name is Leila Levi and I am a feminist.
I wanted to come clean by being upfront with what many millennials see as a â€œdirty word.â€ The connotation of being a feminist among young women in 2011 can be of â€˜bra burners â€˜and â€˜man-haters.â€™ I despise that such a narrow and derogatory view of feminism is expressed so frequently. I call it derogatory because it labels women who are feminists negatively, as if they are screaming stereotypes relegated to the fringes of society. Feminists are in every corner of the globe and come from all walks of life.
Feminism is about equality and civil rights, believes that women are created equal and, with very rare exception, should be treated equally under the law. [Read more...]