If you are a mother who stays home to care for your children, you may also be a feminist if:
• You make breakfast for your children while supporting the belief that women have the right to make fully-informed reproductive choices;
• You’ve sorted through laundry with the understanding that the popular media tends to portray an unrealistic and even unhealthy standard of how women should look;
• You often wake up early with your children rocking a conscious awareness of how unfair it is that men will often get paid more than women for doing the same work;
• You read bedtime stories and you also believe that wielding economic advantage over women in their own homes is domestic abusive and wrong;
• You’ve ever had to trouble-shoot a temper tantrum in public and you also believe that women are under-represented politically;
• You’ve changed about a million diapers and you’d absolutely defend any mother’s right to breastfeed her baby with or without a cover up;
• You know how to get gum out of hair from personal experience and you think that women have the right to feel safe walking down a city sidewalk;
• Your car has at least one variety of long-forgotten snack food hiding under the seats and you wholeheartedly agree that women should never be shamed or excluded because of their sexuality...
If this sounds like you, then I think it’s fair to assume that YES you are a stay at home mom, and YES You are ALSO a feminist!
After all, feminism isn’t about any particular FORM; you may be a business professional, a volunteer yoga instructor, an environmental activist, an enthusiastic armpit-shaver, a traditional fiddler, a STAY AT HOME MOM... It doesn’t matter! Anything goes when it comes to feminism BECAUSE:
Feminism is the heartfelt belief that womyn* are sovereign over their bodies and minds, and therefore have the right to make informed choices that affect their own bodies and minds in complete, unadulterated, and unhindered freedom.