For me, one of the coolest things about feminism is realizing you suddenly have so much more to care about in the world. I mean, even if you feel you’re pretty well off, there are so many girls and women in this world who still have a long way to go. Each one of us can make a difference by learning about what girls and women deal with in other countries (and right here in the United States!) and by doing our part to make a difference—whether that means talking about women’s rights with friends, hosting a bake sale to send a girl to school in India, or encouraging everyone you know to vote for political candidates who support women’s equality. No more bored days with nothing to do EVER again!
Julie Zeilinger is the author of A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word.
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