“There is no limit to what we as women can do." – Michelle Obama.

Feminism is a major societal, and even national notion or movement that a lot of people support. For a fact, it is no longer just a 'woman thing’ because a lot of men now support the cause. This is quite admirable to say the least, because it shows that women who are feminists are no longer by themselves in this movement but now also have the support of some men which makes it better and shows that the fight is not against gender but against what is wrong, that is, gender inequality.

In order to make the topic as explicit as possible, I decided to have an interview with a feminist, Blessing Mukorho, who had a lot to say, but of course did not start without an introduction. She said;

In response to the question asked about when she became a feminist and why, she said that she couldn’t exactly pinpoint the date or time that she decided to become a feminist;

The 23-year-old lawyer did not spare any detail in our discussions on feminism, starting from what she defined feminism as. With the usual knowledge of feminism as the fight for gender equality, Blessing’s definition was not too different from what we already knew, but there were some interesting things she added -

A lot of feminists now have a personalized meaning of feminism, understandably so because of the influence of personal experiences and private conversations with other people. However, it is important to understand that there is only one goal and that goal is “to remove the inequality between genders”, in her words.

Twitter users would attest to how active feminists are on that platform because it is indeed a very active social media platform where people express their interests and opinions. Narrowing it down to feminism and anti-feminism, we know that in as much as there are active feminists, not just on Twitter or other social media platforms but also in the society at large of course, there are also anti-feminists and one of their points against feminism is that feminism is misandry.

Find out more on what Blessing has to say about if we should all be feminists - in relation to religion, the ‘angry and bitter’ stereotype associated with being a feminist, the insecurities of some men pertaining to the feminism cause, young women who are reluctant to wear the feminist tag, and so forth - all in Part 2 of this article.



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