I was a sophomore in high school when I attended my first ever diversity club meeting and read that definition on the screen. Moments before the screen was turned on I had kept my hand down when the room was asked who identifies as a feminist. I had not realized that feminism is based on equality and I wasn’t ready to be a feminist if that definition had only included the first five words. Why was I so ignorant and why was I so unwilling to support women otherwise? The answer is identity.

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