Pretty (&) smart for a feminist: my personal issue on defining feminism

At work, with my horrible habit of “smiling too much”

It’s unbelievable but some people truly believe that a woman can’t be smart and pretty at the same time.

Being feminist is trending, it’s cool. But for me, it’s still a very complex and confusing term. The more I read about it, the more unclear and complex the topic becomes. I’m convinced that not everyone understands what being a feminist means and I’m extremely concerned that there is intentional misuse of the term for capitalistic interests — e.g Forever XXI and H&M displays.

Men and women are biologically different

The difference between men and women is beautiful and makes life more exciting.

How do we deal with such paradox?

But one thing is true: PMSing is not fun. And the last thing I need at these moments is a man commenting about my behavior.

The word taboo originates from the Polynesian word ‘’tupua,’’ which means menstruation. How crazy is that?

PMSing is a required process that allow us to generate life!

How about you? What is unclear or confusing for you about feminism and gender equality? Leave your comment! I would love to hear what you have to say.

Thanks for reading and See You Next Tuesday! ;-)



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Ana C!ara Otoni

Ana C!ara Otoni

Journalist. Sustainability, Social Justice & Gender Equality. Becoming Odara daily. Passionate about life, sexuality & wine. Mugs lover.