By Madelyn Hopkins
A couple weeks ago, I made a promise to myself. I decided that I was going to begin reading books for fun. I decided to make this commitment, because I, like many others I’m sure, spend way too much time bored on my phone and computer. I told myself I should start doing something more productive. So I hopped on Amazon and ordered a couple of books to read, one of them, in particular, was pretty out of my comfort zone. Feminist Fight Club.
Now before I begin the story about my relationship with this book, I’d like to openly admit that I’ve never been much of a feminist. Before you gawk and judge me, that’s because the definition I’ve always understood of feminism is not the right one. I always imagined that to be a feminist you had to go braless, be a huge liberal, cut off your hair, and be rude to men.
THIS IS ALL WRONG.
So when the book arrived two days later, I apprehensively and eagerly sped through each page. It mentioned nothing about girls dressing a certain way or affiliating with one political party or being particularly rude to men the way I had imagined. Instead, the book is all about women supporting women, men supporting women, women supporting women. People giving each other equal respect.
I mean yeah, there are definitely some jokes about boys and real discussions about how there are certain types of people in the world that DO put down women; however, the book was so much more positive than I had ever imagined.
If there’s one thing I got from reading this book, it’s a new opinion on feminism. I don’t get nervous to say that I am a feminist, just like how NO man or woman should be embarrassed to say that they are, too! So if you like to read, are bored and looking for a way to kill some time, or just interested in the topic, I would highly recommend giving this book a chance!
And if you still don’t think to be a feminist is cool, check out top designer Michelle Smith. Smith, the designer of MILLY, has recently teamed up with Girls Inc. with a platform of empowering young girls and women!