How do you define #Feminist and/or #Feminism?
*Best answers read on CraftLit #podcast this Friday*
Trying to get the broadest responses possible. (I.e. Not looking to "confirm what I already think." Email Heather@CraftLit.com or post below.
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  • hordoverHow do you define #Feminist and/or #Feminism?
    *Best answers read on CraftLit #podcast this Friday*
    Trying to get the broadest responses possible. (I.e. Not looking to "confirm what I already think." Email Heather@CraftLit.com or post below.

  • mdoyle417Respect for all women @hordover
  • isabella.golightlyFeminism, for me, is the desire to ensure that women are given equality of opportunity at every level of society and in every facet of life @hordover
  • jujudo123I keep it with Maya Angelou: "I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side."
  • oh_ahhbeeIt's the belief... And hopefully soon to be knowledge that women are as free as men regardless of choices, situation, occupation, size or whatever. It's about women having the right to CHOOSE what they want. A woman can still be a feminist and a house wife so long as she chose to do it and wasn't forced into it I'm cool with it. 😊
  • crookedknitsPop Culture Happy Hour (NPR) podcast discussed the vocal fry mention and spoke about voices/accents in the media on last week's episode. They touched on the vocal fry and female discrimination issue. Just listened to it this morning and knew I had to let you know about it!
  • crookedknitsAs for your actual post question... Feminism to me is twofold. The first part is that we are constantly working together (women and women as well as women and men) to ensure that women have the right to equal opportunity and treatment as men. The second part is that women be given the choice in their lives to be whoever they want to be, without judgment. Just because I would love to be a stay at home mom someday- this does not make me any less of a feminist than a mom who works a full time paid job.
  • violaceous1010I know how they should be defined, but usage has changed them (to feminazi and like connotations) I'm an equalist and egalitarian? (I think???)
  • hordover@isleofaran --that is *exactly* why I asked. It's lovely to see the range and @jujudo123 I love the Maya Angelou!
  • hordover@crookedknits --thank you for the heads up on the NPR show! Off to listen!
  • scarahlizI don't know how they ARE defined, but I know how I feel about my own feminism: an intersectional movement which seeks to identify and rectify ways in which women and trans*folk are oppressed, whether directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly. It is egalitarianism, but with a focus on women's rights. It is a political and social movement. It means different things to different people because it is so diverse a movement, and no one definition can truly cover its goals, methods, representatives, or constituents.
  • tygherknitsTo me, a feminist is someone who is mindful of the needs of women, and who seeks to ensure women are not victimized or marginalized simply for being women, and seeks to promote women as being as useful and necessary in society as men.
  • hordoverThank you SO MUCH everyon!
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