When I was a young girl, I found one of those personality tests that was entitled “Are you feminine or a feminist?” Back then I was just a child, probably about 12, I did not know what the word feminist actually meant. As I have always had a real thirst for knowledge I remember asking my mother about it, but I cannot remember what explanation she gave me. I really wish I did.
I might have taken the test and I probably turned out to be feminine, which is obviously very misleading as I did not know what feminism was and I was 12.
However, I am not ashamed to recognize I am feminine. I like being feminine and I enjoy my femininity. I even tend to believe that embracing my femininity makes me strong and confident, makes me survive all the misogynist crap that men like to throw at me sometimes. But being feminine does not make me less of a feminist. Having a Hello Kitty phone and reading Vogue does not drain the feminism out of me. Wearing make up and buying shoes or dresses does not make me dumb and destroys my principle (just my debit balance).
So, why do people think that if you wear pink you are also stupid? Is there some kind of scientific connection between pink, make-up and brain damage? No?! Well, I did not think so. Then, you should take your prejudices, throw them in the bin and start being open-minded.
P.S. I do not take any credit for the drawing. It was shared by Being Feminist on their facebook page.