Well, people of the internet, I'm sorry to rile you all up again one last time (Yes, really! No more blogs about feminism for a while after this!) but this week, I attended GoFeminist- a feminist conference in London.
And whilst some of it was a tad moany and not very solution based, there was one thing that was really very good about it: the children's activities. Surprisingly, one of the best things about the whole conference was the way that GoFeminist were teaching children the absolute basics of feminism. Body image.
Seeing the kids' reactions to images of anorexic models and photoshopped adverts was just devastating! When asked about the pictures of models, one chubby little blonde girl solemnly replied (and this broke my heart) "To be beautiful you have to be skinny".
See, this is what feminism is truly about these days. It's about taking a stand against the belief that looks should be of utmost importance to women, and that the only way to be pretty is to look like Scarlett Johansson, spend all your money on surgery, clothes and makeup- and starve yourself.
And whether you call yourself a feminist or not, I think most people agree that it's just not healthy for a slightly podgy ten year old girl to be constantly told -through adverts, articles and television shows- that she can't be beautiful.
And the fact that feminism fights these beliefs, that's what makes feminism important.
Comment if you agree or disagree- if I still haven't convinced you that feminism's worthwhile, tell me!
Top left: What makes me unique (singing and blogging) Top right: What I'm good at (music and writing) Bottom left: Who inspires me (My incredible and recently deceased grandma) and Bottom right: What I want to be in the future (a journalist- can you see my little press hat??)