1. Has there been any major changes
in the platform of feminism since it
was first started and today?
Absolutely feminism has evolved — in the U.S., the first battle was for
basic rights of citizenship (i.e., the right to vote) and then feminists worked
to secure more legal rights and now it is evolving into more of an emotion revolution
— or ensuring that people actually believe in the equality they are fighting
2. Have you seen an increase or
a decrease in the number of people visiting
your web site?
Increase...and also an increase in the
number of feminist related sites that we
3. Have you seen an increase or
decrease in the number of younger women
calling themselves feminists?
As you mentioned in your premise, people
might have problems with the word "feminism," but
few take issue with the underlying values
of feminism. Thus, we often see
people writing to us with that very dilemma:
can one be a feminist without necessarily
calling oneself a feminist? Absolutely.
Statistically, more younger women identify
with feminism than any other age demographic.
4. What are you doing to make
the term "feminist" more approachable
Feminist.com tells women's stories and
in that way immediately demystify what
it means to be a feminist. We show people
feminism rather than tell people.
People's individual relationship to feminism — i.e.,
those who are experiencing harassment in
their workplace, or those who are grappling
with whether to let their daughters wear
mak up — go a long way toward revealing
what feminism is really about.