Why I’m a feminist

feminaust ~ for australian feminism


A friend recently came out to me. I was as outraged as I was surprised.

She’s a human rights lawyer who works in a university. She wasn’t the sort of person I expected to be having that conversation with.

The conversation we had is one that I’ve had before. It’s a conversation that I’m more than a little bit over.

“Well, Hannah,” my friend told me, “of course I believe in women’s human rights it’s just that feminism is irrelevant. Besides, I don’t want to tarnish myself with a label that implies hairy legs, lesbianism and militant ranting.”

For a lesbian who is prone to eloquent, but forceful discussion, her take on feminism was disappointing and surprising. I’m sure, dear readers, you’ll understand my outrage at her ‘outing.’ 

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