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We’ve been talking about feminism a lot lately. Many people don’t learn much about feminism or the women’s movement until college – however, one of today’s youngest and most prominent fashion bloggers has decided to dip her toe into the feminist pool!
After the jump, find out what style blogger Tavi has to say about feminism…
Most of you already know Tavi and her blog Style Rookie. She’s not only a style prodigy and icon in her own right — and it’s not often that someone comes along who manages to be both at once — but, she’s also an articulate, intelligent, funny gal.
Aside from her fashion endeavors (check her out in our Weardrobe dress!), Tavi recently took up a new subject — feminism. In her post, she very briefly recaps Marisa Meltzer’s Girl Power, choosing instead to focus on the profound impact that reading about what she calls the “(r)evolution” has had on her. Quite frankly, these few lines brought a tear to my eye:
“Never before had I felt that feminism was something I could be so much a part of … The history of it, and the fact that it even existed, makes me very excited, and proud, to be a girl, and to be who I am … I really do think it’s something everyone — whether or not you identify yourself as a feminist, whether you’re a boy or girl — should read. It’s something I’ll remember maybe the way Marisa remembers her first issue of Sassy. The day after I finished, I proposed the idea of a feminists’ club to our grade principal, and after writing up a formal proposal I hope it gets going.”
After reading Tavi’s post, my heart was bursting with pride. The feeling of unity that comes from not just sharing a gender, but also appreciating the struggles women have faced and the progress that’s been made, while acknowledging that there’s more to conquer is incomparable. Seeing a new generation not only embracing, but also being inspired by that is thrilling.
The face of feminism is ever-changing and always evolving. When did you first learn about it? What do you think it means to be a feminist today?