Last semester, I took an introduction to Women’s Studies, where we interpreted and tried to understand the wide definition to feminism. I remember listening to a TED Talk lecture by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, where she proclaimed that a feminist is “someone who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” (you may have heard this quote in Beyoncé’s song “Flawless,” which is why I have incorporated a picture of her proclaiming herself as a feminist below.) Somehow, from that simple definition, feminism is misconceived as the radical hate for men and the subordination of patriarchy in our society. To me, feminism is more about standing up for yourself as a woman, and rather than diminishing men, empowering yourself with confidence to be whoever you want to be, without worrying about the judgement or oppression by men. Rather than fighting to dominate men or the concept of the patriarchy, to me feminism is about equality.