Grad school is fabulous but busy busy busy. I have so many things I want to write and think about but I haven’t got the time.
I was at a CEMS mingle tonight and I met some very interesting people and had some great conversations. I’m not a fan of mingles, introvert that I am, but as far as those things go, this was a good one.
I’m very ashamed of something though.
During a conversation with a man whose passion was Borneo and orangutangs and the environment, I mentioned that I’m really interested in feminism.
Except I didn’t say that.
I said that I was really interested in gender equality.
Because I wanted to be taken seriously and not face all the crap that feminism gets. All the crap you get when you say you’re a feminist.
The crap I want to fight and that I’m playing right into by not allowing myself to use the word feminism.
It was a conscious/unconscious decision on my part, I did it on purpose, but too quickly for my brain to analyze the implications of why I wasn’t using the word feminism.
I also think part of it was that I was talking to a man, and it’s incredibly rare that a man takes you seriously if you mention the word feminism.
Well. Fuck you patriarchy. From now on I’m always gonna say I’m a feminist. Not more dilly-dallying.