Society may think that I need its protection, but society is wrong. I don't need your laws protecting my vanity; protecting my womanhood. I can protect myself. Your well crafted, media tested talking points do not speak for me; I can speak for myself.
I am responsible for the choices that I make and the things that I say and do. I will choose what I eat and drink and what medications I take. I am in charge of what I look like, what I wear, how I act, and in the end, I take ownership of the consequences of all of my actions.
I will raise my children as I see fit, and I will own my body in all of its fleshy glory, and I will fuck my husband, while using birth control, and not be ashamed of any of it.
I don't care if you call me a slut, a bitch, a whore, or a cunt. Saying those words might make you an asshole, but they don't affect me in the slightest. Those are just words and your words don't define me: I define myself.
I am a woman, and I am not not a victim of men. I am responsible for myself; for my own feelings, for my own sense of self worth. For my own life.
I am a feminist and I am proud to call myself one, because this is what feminism means to me.
It means that I am not weak.
It means that I am not a victim.
It means that I am a woman.