In 2018, all the information in the world is at our fingertips. The news is a quick tap away, or even the flash of a notification; in an instant, millions of people know the most recent event or decision. With social media, millions have the opportunity to have an audience. Their audience may be their Grandma, or it may be 500,000 people that they have never met. There many benefits of social media in activism.
The rise of third-wave feminism, which encompasses intersectionality and inclusion, has paved the way for women of all religious beliefs, sexual orientations, races and ethnicities to find their voice and purpose. It has diversified and leveled the playing field, so that feminism itself extends to serve more than just the average middle-class white woman. As much as we may believe that the frameworks of society are changing for the better, and the feminist movement has
Intersectionality was first defined by Kimberle Crenshaw in the 1980s. It is defined as, “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage”. Intersectionality affects every single person in one way or another. It affects our way of life, the way we communicate with others and how our environment interacts with us.
Throughout pride month I saw the terms pansexual and omnisexual being used interchangeably. However, they are not synonyms of each other (thus being why they each have their own day during pride month); there is a big difference between the two that needs to be acknowledged. Most people define both terms as meaning the attraction to all genders, but this isn’t fully true. Oxford Dictionary defines pansexual as not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender
The “feminist agenda” is one that men seem to hate. I get it, equality is a scary thing. For so long, men have been controlling what we do with our bodies and when we’re allowed to show them, and it must be terrifying to see us reclaim them like this. Emma Watson’s United Nations campaign, He For She, asks men to commit to “ action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women
In the feminist community there has been a lot of debate and discussion about “bad feminism” and the lack of inclusivity within many brands of feminism. Taylor Swift and her girl squad are always a topic of discussion amidst these debates. Swift has been coined the face of “White’s Only Feminism”, a brand of feminism that ignores the intersectionality between race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, gender identity, and other characteristics when devising ways to combat