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Feminism

What exactly is feminism? I’m taking this women’s studies class and I’m a little confused.

 

Feminism really means different things to different people. In general, feminism is a lens and a way to identify injustices that are happening as well as work on potential solutions. It's mostly about gender imbalances — i.e., how many women and how many men are in certain professions, etc. But feminism is also concerned with racism, homophobia, etc. It's really about being observant about injustices and being committed to correcting them, not just tolerating or excusing them.

According to the dictionary, feminism is "the movement for the full social, political and economic equality of all people."

-- Amy


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