A lot of people think you have to be a woman to be a Feminist. Nope, you just have to be a person! Like we mentioned in last week’s post, Feminism is about equality. There are many famous male Feminists that stand along the women, such as Patrick Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe, John Legend, and Ryan Gosling, to name a few. Today, we want to highlight a kickass feminist couple to help show how you can be a feminist in a relationship.
Tawnee & Luis Gomez
Tawnee and Luis have been together for 14 years and married for 6 of them. Through all those years and through all the opportunities that come their way, they support each other. We asked Luis, also known as DJ Luis the Beast, what it means to him to be a Feminist.
“I am proud to say that I am a strong advocate for my wife, and all women, for that matter, that would like to better their situation. She has worked hard to be in the position she is in, and has created opportunities for herself, her family, and others that are willing to learn and put forth dedication. As a man, there has never been a ‘role’ between my wife and I in our relationship. There has never been the definition of ‘who wears the pants’ or ‘who brings home the bacon’….(or) an ideal within either of us in which one could not do something or achieve a goal because of one’s sex.”
Luis applies this to the world at large and we love how he put it: “I believe that women are entitled to equal rights, as well as opportunities, as men. Our current situation, however, might tell otherwise. If hundreds of thousands of women, from across the United States, as well as the world, protest together to have their voices heard, wouldn’t you think something was askew? I have learned, from the women in my life, that if you are determined to accomplish anything, there should NOT be anything holding you back. Things may not change overnight, but it is important to let your voices be heard.”
“To me, being a feminist means, I stand for equal rights for ALL. Being in a relationship, and being a feminist, means that in our household we are all equal. Doing laundry, cooking dinner, and cleaning the house is a shared duty. We both work hard to provide for our household. We both encourage each other to strive for the better and what makes each other happy.
I am a US Citizen from immigrant descent. I went to college and graduated with a degree. I am a GIRLBOSS. I am a female entrepreneur. I am all (of) the above because of feminism.
All of my business ventures have been supported by women’s rights. The creative shakers and makers I have met throughout San Diego have greatly impacted my career. The power of women and networking is huge…I have noticed it mainly in my GirlbossEnRoute.com business venture. More women are ready to build websites and get to work.
I have always been the girl that said, ‘I can’ when everyone else said ‘no you can’t’. I march to the beat of my own drum, as a reminder of those women like Susan B. Anthony, who did the same.”
All photos taken by Plum & Oak Photography
Thank you so much for sharing with us, Tawnee and Luis! If you want to find out more about Tawnee and Luis, check them out @urbanshindigs @tawneegomez @djluisthebeast
What about you? Do you consider yourself a Feminist? What about your significant other?