….however you like!
Women’s right has absolutely nothing to do with how you dress and what your job is. You could be a single doctor living abroad clad in a Versace tailored pants-suit advocating for equality in the work force, or an actress posing braless in a photoshoot under a stark-white cropped Burberry cape discussing wage gap and feminism (cue Emma Watson). You can be punk, elegant, masculine, super feminine or anything you choose to be and still care about women’s rights. Corporate CEOs or stay-home mothers, covered head to toe or donning barely anything at all, there’s no literal dress code to this global feminist symposium.
Feminism has no face, no personal style, and no job title. Feminism is the voice that fights for equal opportunities for every woman, and the voice that champions for issues like reproductive rights, or sexual harassment that many women around the world face on a daily basis. And personally, these are rights I feel everyone can fight for, regardless of race and gender. I don’t see how fashion has any conflict with believing in equity or fighting for it.
So stop telling women that their feminist views shouldn’t be heard because of how they dress or what occupation they hold. I’m tired of hearing stereotypical tunes about how feminists are 30-something year old single women, who only wear pants and walk around make-up-free with unshaven legs, and don’t wear bras. My mother strongly supports women’s rights, and she is a stay-home mother, married to an Egyptian man. I am a feminist and I cannot walk around bra-less and hairy legged no matter how much I support gender equality. Oh and I do love my dresses and skirts. After all, isn’t feminism all about giving women the right to choose what they want to wear and what they want to be without social consequences?