Today one of the young girls that I work with said “You’re a feminist, huh?”
I thought for a moment, not sure what she was implying…so I replied to her, “Well, I guess that depends on what you think a feminist is…”
She looked really confused and asked if I wanted a “dictionary definition.”
I replied “No, just tell me what you think a feminist is before I answer that….”
She said, “well I just finished a women’s studies class and I am pretty sure you are a feminist. I want to be a feminist like you.”
It was the best compliment I have ever gotten.
It validated me and what I do and think and feel so much.
It was just what my womanchild heart needed to hear.
She furthered our conversation by saying that she wanted to read the feminine mystique.
I told her I would bring her a copy.
Yay for young girls getting it early!