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My name is Alyson Brown and I am a student at Seattle Central Community College. This quarter I am taking English 102 and I am writing a research paper about Feminism. It would be greatly appreciated by me if you could fill out this small questionnaire and return it to me. Thank you very much for your time and help. - Alyson Brown

How successful do you think the Feminist movement has been?

How has it evolved? (Has it become weaker/stronger? How has it's focus changed?)

Where do you see the movement heading? What would you like to see it do?

What do you see as the greatest problems it is facing today?

 


Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. I hope my answers help you with your report:

How successful do you think the Feminist movement has been?
The feminist movement has been very successful, but we still have a lot of work to do. For instance, if look back just thirty years and compare the situation of women then to now--it is radically different. Now, women exist is almost every profession, there is a common sense knowledge that rape and domestic violence are crimes and the poverty alleviation is a woman's issue. Also, we have women excelling in sports--and making their bodies more powerful in other ways, too. We also have laws to sue if we do experience gender discrimination, which still exists in a myriad of ways.

How has it evolved? (Has it become weaker/stronger? How has it's focus changed?)
Feminism can't help but become stronger--we learn from our mistakes and build on our strengths. Today many people confuse feminism as being weaker than it was 30 years ago, but that is only because feminism has become more powerful in our personal lives and therefore, people misinterpret this as being weaker in the public, but it's just more "everyday".

Where do you see the movement heading? What would you like to see it do?
It needs to move in two very specific directions: 1.) a change in consciousness. The laws are in place, but discrimination, etc...still happens and will continue to until people realize that it is just wrong--not just legally, but morally, ethically, etc...

What do you see as the greatest problems it is facing today?
One of the greatest challenges today is "hope" and a belief that just one act does make a difference. People can't see the system as a monolith--and they can't depend on the government to take their issues into consideration, we have to make the government take us into consideration since they represent us.


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