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What is Feminism?

Feminism. I never really considered myself to be a feminist. To be honest, I always kind of thought of it as a dirty word.

It's only recently that I've realized that feminism isn't supposed to be a negative thing. However, there are many stereotypes and even some individuals that portray it as such.

So here is what I believe feminism should be, and what it should not.

Feminism should be about empowering women.
Feminism should not be about belittling men.

Feminism should be about promoting positive body image.
Feminism should not favor choosing to show more skin over choosing to show less skin.

Feminism should teach both men and women to respect women's bodies.
Feminism should not generalize all men as pigs.

Feminism should focus on the big picture of equality.
Feminism should not spend all its time fretting over the small stuff.

Feminism should produce role models for young women.
Feminism should not neglect the fact that young men need role models too.

Feminism should strive for a…