Nowadays, most people can agree that the word "feminist" is overused. More often than not, when a word is overused, people start shape it to their own meaning. Many people see feminism as what it is defined as, which is: “the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.” On the other hand, there are also many people who see feminism as an act of calling out all men and stating that women are the superior sex. Putting one gender on a podium is not what feminism is about. People who do believe that women are better than men are not considered feminists and shouldn’t be associated with feminism at all. Valuing one gender over another is still considered sexism, even if the context is different than what’s expected. Although the term "feminist" is overused in modern culture, it is a word that has incredible strength and relevance in our society and should never lose it's true meaning.
Nowadays some of the best stories are told through books. Books spread positive messages and one author sharing their story can make an impact on countless lives. Here are two books that I recently read and think should be shared with the world.
“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
of things unknown, but longed for still,
and his tune is heard on the distant hill,
for the caged bird sings of freedom.”
- Maya Angelou
Camille Zimmer and Mila Roemer