I consider myself a Feminist simply because I support equality. I never thought of myself as a Feminist until I experienced various forms of Sexism. Whether it was crude comments, rape culture that leads to victim-shaming or just daily misogynism, I started to understand the value in Feminism. I became more passionate about issues that impacted me more than I realized. My viewpoint on the world changed and now I am an advocate for numerous social issues.
I know that I can not change everyone's opinion on Feminism but I am hoping more people will educate themselves on the topic before quickly categorizing Feminists. Feministing, PolicyMic, HuffPost Women and Jezebel are all great websites that showcase Feminist writers and what they stand for.
Here is an article on the gender pay inequality: http://www.thebusinesswomanmedia.com/pay-gap/?utm_content=buffer5f26e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Millenials in general are more socially-conscious. The amount of Millenial women who are self-proclaimed Feminists are increasing.....I notice it through my social network activity. I am just happy to be a part of a generation that prides itself on noticing our issues and brainstorming ways to fix it!