I am not a huge fan of Emma Watson, nor do i find her now viral speech particularly inspiring, but it did remind me of something utterly important
it’s about my father.
he is “notoriously” strict with what i do, where i go, and who i meet, all the way till my early 20s
believing that as a girl, i require extra protection through the form of restriction
Yet, while my mom worries for my relationships and potential marriage life
he teaches and guides me only on life and the pursuit of a career
i cannot say he fully understands what i want to do for a profession
but he is a true feminist in acknowledging my lifelong desire to achieve, contribute, and make meanings
for that, i have also come to love men who are feminists, who see me as an individual of equal capacities as they do
i could never answer when i was asked what type of men i was attracted to, as they all seemed so diverse
now i can.