feminism

At its core, feminism is the simple conviction that women are equal to men in every regard, and should be treated as such.

Abby W7 months ago
'Shrinking Women'
This particular video really spoke to me on multiple levels. In order to fully unpack the meaning of this video, and to not do a disservice to the woman who wrote it, I feel the need to discuss it with respect to both the literal and figurative meanings behind this video and connect it to my experiences. For starters, the literal meaning of the Shrinking Women video would be the fact that society forces women to be less. Women are continually photo-shopped on the cover of magazines to hide any i...
Here's What Misogyny Forums Taught Me About Patriarchy
It was a Friday afternoon when I was browsing the web, and accidentally stumbled upon a dark corner of the internet that I'd only heard stories about. Whilst it was clear from the start that women wer...
Lonely Allie .7 months ago
The Young Male and His Phobia of Feminism
All Canadian women acquired the right to vote only in 1960, when Native American women were then given this right. In the United States, it was in the 1920s, though multiple structures stopped women o...
This Is White Feminism
As stated by the UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson:"No country in the world can yet say that they have achieved gender equality." Within gender inequality, women of colour often face further discrimi...
Alexis Runyon7 months ago
Feminism: What It Is and What It Is Not
Definitions of Feminism Merriam-Webster: The theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. Organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. Urban: Feminism is the radic...
Every Excuse for Not Calling Yourself a Feminist, Answered
It's sad to say that many people, including women, don't believe in feminism. However, if you were to explain to these people the principles and ideas behind the movement, many amongst this group woul...
Jules Fortman7 months ago
Why Are Men Afraid of Feminism?
Why are men afraid of feminism? It's a loaded question. Not all men feel this way. Not all men disrespect, oppress, or control women. Not all men hold women in disdain. Some men, however, cannot even ...
Gabrielle Maryse7 months ago
The Future Is Female: Continuing the Legacy
Following my first article, the trend continues, in which I've asked wonderful women from different artistic backgrounds about where they stand in their field. Needless to say, there is never enough f...
Jackie Barrows7 months ago
What Is Feminism Anymore, Really?
Speaking as a woman, I believe I've heard it all when it comes to feminism and modern culture. The arguments often go as follows: "You have to be a feminist because you're a woman. You just have to!" ...
How Victoria's Secret Sparks Internalised Misogyny in Women Across the World
Every year during the autumnal month of November, the buzz of the upcoming Victoria's Secret fashion show takes over every single social media platform and tabloid news outlet. The distinguished fashi...
Maddie Goody7 months ago
'I'm Not Pretty Enough to Be Cat-Called'
"I'm not pretty enough to be cat-called." My roommate said this to me. This sticks in my head constantly, and I think about it often. It pops into my head now every time I get cat-called while out bei...
Paige Jones7 months ago
To Be a Feminist or Not to Be a Feminist: That Is the Question
Let me start by saying that a few years ago, I would not have identified myself as a feminist. When I was a few years younger, I had a skewed view of what it meant to be a feminist. When I heard that ...
Cassia Grace7 months ago
Girls Need Girls
Well, when you think of women, when you think of girls, what comes to mind? Is it words or images? Are they positive or negative? Nothing? I always see like about three white girls laughing, looking i...
Hailey Richard7 months ago
Equally Different
Something that has been getting me pretty frustrated and upset recently is the misuse of the word “feminism.” I am also frustrated with the ignorant actions of all genders because of what they think f...
Jillian Weiss7 months ago
Dear Feminists
Dear Feminists, you do not speak for me. I do not need you to fight for my freedom, in fact, the freedom that I have has already been paid for in blood. Because men have fought and died for it. I am n...
Gabrielle Maryse7 months ago
The Future Is Female: Artistic Perspectives
As a writer, aspiring actress and PR specialist, there are many hats to be worn in my day-to-day life—a common trend for many women in the arts. With time and travels, I had the pleasure to work, or s...
Lexi Cowie7 months ago
Feminism Explained
Why Feminism Is Important
Michelle Schultz8 months ago
I Think I'm a Feminist...
So, I think I might be a feminist, but I'm not really sure. Let me be clear, I believe we should all have equal rights no matter your sex, race, religion...if you're one of those 'new nazis' maybe you...