My American fellow blogger, supporter and online friend Barbara has written on feminism before. I think this lays out her beliefs (and mine) pretty clearly. As she says though, feminists come in all shapes and forms. For me, also… “A feminist simply believes that all human beings are equal, regardless of sex.”
What makes people decide to be a feminist person? For me it was reading about the witch trials in Europe and how women who understood the healing power of herbs and were in attunement with animals were called witches and killed in various horrible ways. Millions of women, men and children were killed for being witches. It was a mass hysteria which took over most of Europe and England. As always, there were sexual favors that might save your life. But torture was always a part of it and men were usually the jailers, guards, judges and executioners. Add to that the abuse from my childhood, and feminism was what made sense to me in this crazy world, though this was the seventies. We still live in a harsh, unjust and often uncompassionate world.
I got involved with Domestic Violence. And I was proud and excited to be able to help…
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