feminism definition: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. … : the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.
My parents raised four feminists. My youngest sister Debi, older sister Darcy, and my older brother Gord…all feminists. I’ve always thought of my Mom as a trailblazer, but looking at the definition, I now realize so was my Dad. Reserved and quiet, he was my mom’s greatest supporter.
I am grateful for all the women that came before me and fought so hard for the equalities I don’t think twice of not ever having today. Not to take anything away from them, I would also like to acknowledge the men that have also believed in equality, and to those that live it every day.
So I want to thank my parents for raising not three feminists (my sisters and I) – but raising four. As my brother in turn is doing the same with his sons, and so the feminist movement grows, not just with our daughters, but with our sons.
Feminism is a great gift parents can mentor – for our daughters, and our sons.