The more I read about feminists and feminism the more intrigue I became with it. I am a feminist in many ways and did not even know it. What I find interesting, is that treating people with respect and as my equal, I had no idea was a characteristic of a feminist. These positive attributes that define a feminist, from my perspective is just another way of defining what it means to be human and to live as a human. This age of technology is so awesome. It allows all of us to share and learn from each other, no matter where we are or who we are. What’s gender got to do with it? All of us have so much to offer and contribute to each others lives. How precious, we all are.
I watched two YouTube videos on feminism from two different women of different cultures. Fascinating! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Nigerian and a renowned novelist. She spends her time in both United States and Nigeria.
Zena Agha a young woman who is very active in her home town, shares her story on how Islam made her a feminist.
As women, we can do some amazing and wonderful things that can contribute to a peaceful society where we all can live in harmony with each other. This is the era of technology, new media and new media tools. I will do my best to use it in the most positive and empowering ways possible.
Yay to women, girls and yay to the media! It is not the media; it is how we use it! Let’s empower all!
“We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston.” YouTube. YouTube. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc>.
“How Islam Made Me a Feminist | Zena Agha | TEDxWarwickSalon (Women).” YouTube. YouTube. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jWSDyJiIXg>.