This is What a Young Feminist Looks Like

27 Aug

Part of the This is What a Young Feminist Looks Like Blog Carnival

I am an accountant, clawing my way upwards in the proverbial “man’s world.”  If I don’t make it to the top,  I want it to be because I am truly not good enough, not because anyone expects me to get knocked up and drop out of the workforce before I turn 30.  When I make it to the top, it will be because I am the best – not because I am a token minority gender in my field.

I am a feminist because I believe that having a uterus should not be a liability.

I am a reproductive justice advocate because I believe that a failure in birth control or error in judgment is not a good enough reason to drastically alter the course of a life.

I am a feminist because I believe that we all should have control over our bodies and our destinies.

I am a volunteer with a group the helps women enter the workforce for the first time and empowers them to pursue careers.

I am a feminist because I am trying to close the wage gap one woman at a time.

I am 25, have both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and own my own home.

I am a feminist because I believe that we all should be able to chase our dreams.

I am passionate about accounting because it is a way to be able to compare totally different companies to each other, to know which one is healthier, which one is better to partner with, which one is the better choice to lend money to.  Accounting leads to greater transparency, and greater transparency leads to greater fairness.

I am a feminist because I believe that the world should be a fair place – for everyone, and that with fairness comes greater opportunity.  Greater opportunity means that we all do better – and when we all do better, we all do better.

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  1. Fair and Feminist » Blog Carnival Update 3 - August 27, 2010

    [...] at The Abortion Gang, Shayna describes how the everyday, seemingly mundane way we lives our lives can be [...]

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