“I need feminism because I should be able to travel alone without fear (like my little brother can).”
I’m 18, he’s 14. I can’t go to an airport or hail a taxi by myself without my parents worrying. My college stresses that GIRLS should always travel in pairs, especially at night. If anything does happen, I will probably be told that I should have been more careful. I should not need to take extra precautions because of my gender.
While I understand the concern here, I find it compelling to mention that there is no amount of feminism in this world that is going to make this better. A woman is looked at like this, not because she is a lesser being, but instead because she is a more beautiful work of art. What do we do with things of equal value? We safe guard them. Think of yourself as a precious diamond necklace, or a set of sapphire ear rings, you don’t want someone to steal that luster and wear it around town do you?