I need feminism because I don't want any girl to grow up like I did. I wanted to play football, but "that's for boys and you'll just cry every time you get hurt." I want to be an animator but I kid you not I grew up being told I'd have better luck becoming a nurse and I know so many women who thought this was pretty much their only option too. I was told by someone who I use to see as an older brother that "it's a woman't job to take care of the house and the kids and the man should be the one making the money." then when i explained that I refuse to live that way I was told "that's because your mother didn't raise you right."
I need feminism because Instead of hearing "What are you doing? you belong in the kitchen." I want to hear. "I cooked dinner last night it's your turn."
I don't want feminism because I want to be above men. I want men and women, boys and girls, to all be equal because life is about mutuality and compromise and I don't think anyone should feel like they're above or below another human being.
..... And I kinda also think new fathers should be allowed paternal leave because maybe they want to be there for their babies too.