Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Feminism FTW

Oh Emma Watson, I <3 you so much. Thank you for putting this issue into words so eloquently. I've tried (and often failed) to explain the ideas behind feminism as gender neutral; to justify the term "feminism;" and to find a way to call out those who equate feminism with misandry with such grace and poise.

Feminism isn't just about women and girls. It's about people, and acknowledging that for equality, the female half of things needs a boost. But like she says in her video, feminism is also about changing hurtful barriers for males, too. Feminism isn't just about females - it's about making sure that little girls born in Albania or Zimbabwe get the same chance at a successful, fulfilling life as do baby boys born in America or Zambia.

I seriously cannot recommend this speech enough. Hermione would be proud.

1 comment:

  1. Mary,

    If not me - who?
    If not now - when?

    You are a courageous woman. I am proud of you for taking a stand. (And, yes, Hermione would also be proud.)

    Love, Mom