Thank You, Emma Watson, For Showing Us What Feminism Looks Like

October 3, 2014 2:26 PM

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In front of hundreds of the most powerful men and women in the world, this young woman presented her "HeforShe" campaign and stated, "my recent research has shown me that 'feminism' has become and unpopular word. Why has the word become such an uncomfortable one?"

Why is feminism a word with such negative connotations? As an adolescent, I realized how much of my beliefs rooted in feminist ideals. I watched as girls around me dropped out of their sports and leadership roles to become more girly, to not seem too aggressive, and to ultimately lose their confiden...

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