As an English major, I will quote my friend Merriam Webster. According to him, Feminism is: the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.
Okay. Cool. That’s been warped by modern day society, but whatever.
Now, as a Theology major, I will quote my other best friend, the Catechism: “In creating men ‘male and female,’ God gives man and woman an equal personal dignity.” “Man is a person, man and woman equally so, since both were created in the image and likeness of the personal God.” (CCC 2334)
So… if we take both of these teachings and definitions into account, isn’t it obvious that all Catholics should be feminists? NOT the idea that women are no more than their vaginas or reproductive organs (as feminism refers to today), but that we have equal dignity and thus should have equal rights and opportunities?
I am a proud feminist. A feminist who believes that women are so, so much more than their reproductive organs. I believe that women are intelligent, and strong, such did the early feminists, or suffragettes.