Why we still need feminism

Ending In Equality

Yanochka, 10 March 2014

 

On International Women’s Day a member of our local feminist group wrote a post about political inequalities in the world on Facebook. I particularly liked that she wrote that our gender, sex and political orientation should not limit our personality. (You can find the whole post here). Yet when I talk about feminism and women’s rights many people ask me why I bother, often arguing either of the following: that we are beyond feminism because the fight for equality has been won and women are now equal to men, or that the aims of feminism are not worth fighting for. Some believe that feminists are anti-sex and hate men. Others oppose the term “feminism” itself; arguing that it turns women and men into victims, excluding men from a movement for equality and encouraging women to ask for more than is “good” for them…

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