Feminism is a word that can be scary if a person does not necessarily know what it means or stands for. I have come across many individuals who shame others who is a feminist. Many times its due to the fact that they lack the knowledge of what it truly means or feed into the message that feminism means hating men.
Feminism means standing up for equality no matter what gender or color. Feminism also means standing up for every aspect of equality and to continuously challenge patriarchal beliefs and thoughts. We all have them, but to work on the daily basis to acknowledge sexist beliefs and point out misogynistic actions exercises your feminist power.