I was only fourteen when I explicitly declared something that would later influence perhaps what is my worldview, identity, etc., yet I never took a moment to ask myself why so? And it is only a couple of years ago I began to question, "why feminism?"
With women leading 40% of American households as the breadwinner, this wage gap problem is not only affecting women but families as well.
Between being hard-wired for competition and nurture-induced judgement, it's easy to see why a woman could find herself competing with another woman.
We've bowed, again, to patriarchy. Through inaction and silence, we've collectively told our sisters we cannot be trusted. All in the name of staying in the good graces of white men.
"You met the best motherfucker in your life." These are the words that my ex-boyfriend spoke to me months after we ended our relationship and he still couldn't let go. He wanted to take credit for something that he could not take credit for: making me who I am.