Why ‘feminism’ isn’t a dirty word and why is feminism important (to me).

I grew up with someone, who didn’t have the word ‘equality’ in his vocabulary, whether that be equal marriage rights, equal right for all skin colors or equality between sexes. I grew up with someone, who would tell my mother that her place is in the kitchen, for years he protested against her having a job. I grew up with someone who said all gays needed to be shot because he believes it’s unnatural (I’m bisexual, sorry not sorry) and is as unforgivable as pedophilia. I grew up with someone that would disrespect one of my friends with snarky comments only because…