Young girls are not the possessions of parents or communities to be dressed up in 7th century neurosis.
There now exist identitarians and labelphiles, caught up in what you are and not what you think, where you’re from and not where you’re headed.
The one who thinks the same at 25 as she did at 20 has not made anything like the most of the intervening years.
“They have fought a failing fight for life… stunted by the death of criticism.”
– W. E. B. Du Bois
I am a lot of not things.
A lot of people seem to think that “feminism” means “gender equality”. While it can, and has and often does and sometimes doesn’t, contribute to achieving it, that is not what it means.