I wrote this blog a couple of weeks ago after the below post by League co-founder Sarah Riegelhuth on Facebook. Sarah wrote:
I used to hate the word feminist, and actively avoided being referred to as one. I realise now feminism had (and maybe still has) a PR problem. It simply means “to believe in equality for women” – with that reality in mind, I am undeniably a feminist. We should all be feminist, men and women. Anyone else proudly feminist?
I read the post at the time and it struck a chord. I realised that what Sarah was saying is true. Feminism does indeed have a PR problem. If you had asked me, prior to my revelation, if I was a feminist I would have been appalled and offended. Do I look like an angry woman to you? Is my hair short? Am I overly masculine? Do my armpits look hairy? Do I look like a man hater?