At the beginning of the semester, when asked to define justice, I defined injustice in order to explain justice. Now I believe that is not the correct way to approach how I define justice. To me, justice is more a way of thinking. Not only is it attempting to equalize the work, but it is also a mindset of not discriminating against people who are different than you. Gender justice, more specifically, is the mindset that once again is not only can women do anything men can, but also that people are viewed as "gender neutral". People should not be discriminated for their gender or lack of gender. We shouldn't look at a person who looks like they could be a man or woman and try to decipher it. We should just accept the person for who they are. Feminism is also not what I perceived it to be at the beginning of the year. I assumed it was just people wanting gender equality for women but it is much more than that. Feminism includes disidentifying from everything we know, such as colonialism and our ideologies. According to Lorde, it is "embracing the erotic" and a daily practice of non violence.
In my everyday life, I plan to try to treat everyone the same and focus on their personal qualities, not their outward appearance. Although it is almost impossible, I will also try to disidentify with oppression, white supremacy, colonialism, and ideologies such as sexism and ableism. This will help me avoid discrimination and lead me to the path of treating everyone equally. I also plan on embracing the "erotic" that Lorde discusses; I want to find joy and creativity in everyday life and simple moments.