Feminist doesn’t mean feminine, it means equality. -REPOST-
@hegrayhivecoI says: was at the mall today with a friend and her son, and after doing a little shopping we decided to let the boys run around a little while we drank our Starbucks. Not long after we sat down we noticed a male in probably his late 20's watching our boys. It made us somewhat uncomfortable, but he kept his distance. Eventually Archer wanted to chase his friend around, so off we went, of course, right into the path of staring dude. Before I could even fully understand what was happening the guy says (with a chuckle) "oh he's a feminist already?" I didn't quite know how to reply and all I could muster was a "clearly." As I turned to walk away, Archer in my arms.
What I wish I would have said to him was yes, my son is a feminist. He will be raised to be a feminist, and one day he will go about his life and do as he will with the values we instill in our home.
He will be raised to have empathy and respect for all living beings.
He will be encouraged to form meaningful bonds with people of the opposite sex and allowed to delve deep into topics that may be considered predominantly "female only". He will be allowed to question traditional gender roles.
He will cry, feel, and explore his emotions on all levels without being teased or mocked.
He will play co-ed sports.
He will witness a healthy relationship between his mother and father, and know that treating women as equal is the only way.
He will not be afraid to be who he truly is.
He will not be put in a box and surrounded by "boy only" toys and activities.
He will be brave, but he will also be sweet, kind, sensitive, thoughtful, and beautiful. And he will be a feminist.