Feminist Fridays: What Makes Me Feel Empowered?

What Makes Me Feel Empowered

Empowerment ‘the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights’. We hear a lot about women’s empowerment when talking about Feminism but, I wonder how many of us think about that it means to us. I feel that this will be different for each and every woman based on their lives and choices. Because feminism is about choice, even if you don’t agree with that choice personally.

So what makes me feel empowered?

Earning my own money

Being able to support myself makes me feel empowered and greatful for the women who came before me and fought for it. I don’t have to rely on anyone if I want to buy something or live somewhere, it’s all me!

Having control over my body

I’m lucky enough to have access to contraception in the UK for free. This means I can choose if and when I become a mother. I can make those decisions. Similarly, I can dress how I like and it’s not subject to anyone else’s orders.

Gaining an education 

I could my education as one of the greatest things in my life. I’m as smart as any male and earned my degree and awards. No one can ever take that away from me.

Having an opinion 

This blog is full of my opinions and how I wish to express them. Being able to share my thoughts and feelings gives me empowerment.

What makes you feel empowered? Let me know in the comments below or give me a tweet on @chloemetzger

 

6 thoughts on “Feminist Fridays: What Makes Me Feel Empowered?

  1. AvalinahsBooks says:

    We’ve had a very disgusting thing happen in my country this week. This parliament member harassed girls he was trying to hire as PAs… codenaming them for breast sizes, asking if they have a boyfriend, if they’d come to his room and if they’d wear what he told them to wear and accompany him to operas and theatres. That and he’d pay them illegally. All applying to a legal job of a parliament member’s PA (ita generally a job in law, law students normally apply). Well, it all turned into quite a big scandal when one of the girls spoke up, everyone is appalled, but.. as it turns out, nobody will defend the girls. Apparently, the equal rights can only defend them if they’ve been hired. They were only being interviewed. The police says that they don’t see anything to look into here! Everyone’s appalled but basically there’s no legal way for him to be, well, made to answer for it. He will probably go on to be a parliament member and nothing can be done. I live in a country where sexual harassment is something you can easily get away with even after the media and the entire country knows about it. To be honest, I don’t know how to feel right now.

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