In her essay “Woman-Hating Right and Left”, Andrea Dworkin says, “Part of having a feminist resistance to male power includes expanding the base of that resistance to other women, to women you have less in common with, to women you have nothing in common with. It means active, proselytizing dialogue with women of many different political viewpoints because their lives are worth what your lives are worth.” My feminist ideals include women, period. All women. Even the women who don’t know or care that I’m fighting for rights on their behalf. Even the Real Housewives of Orange County. And yes, even privileged white American women.
Because their lives are worth what my life is worth.
You don’t have to be a feminist. But I AM a feminist.