To continue the background in feminism I wanted to give everyone a bit of a history lesson on feminism, where it came from, and why. I love learning about history in general and the history of feminism in America has been no different. There have been three recognized waves of feminism easily titled the first, second, … Continue reading The History of Feminism in America
To kick off this new 'redirection' I wanted to give everyone a basis of what I believe and why. So to do that I felt we should discuss what feminism really is and some examples of feminism. The definition of feminism according to Webster is "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the … Continue reading What is Feminism?
I watched a great TedTalk the other day given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all about the dangers of living by a single story. A quick synopsis of Chimamanda's talk would be people are born and raised with single stories in mind about other people, genders, cultures, and communities. However, these single stories usually aren't true … Continue reading The Danger of the Single Story
Today we are highlighting FeministScript. To use their own words they are a "feminist with an intersectional lens standing up to all the kyriarchies." The person behind this Instagram account would like to remain anonymous because they believe that feminism is for everyone thus they don't want to make one person the face of feminism and I completely respect … Continue reading Feature Friday – Feminist Script
Welcome back to another Feature Friday Activist style! I had the opportunity to talk to the amazing woman behind GuerrillaFeminism! Not only is she a strong female voice in the social media world she also speaks out for those who suffer from mental illness, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and so much more! I have … Continue reading Feature Friday – Guerrilla Feminism
I posted this photo on my Instagram account and it immediately blew up! Within an hour there were 81 likes and 26 comments of women wanting to get in on this "Girl Gang." One woman, in particular, gave me a wonderful idea! Momandposh (Jess) said, "I say we all hashtag this #avodkakindofmom18 and make it a follow!!!" … Continue reading Girl Gang
Dear 2017, You were a year like no other and I will not miss you. You will always be the year Donald Trump was sworn into office. You will always be the year white nationalists and racism were not discouraged by our president. You will always be the year of culture wars. You will always … Continue reading Dear 2017
I follow an awesome Instagram account called Slaythepatriarchy that recently published an awesome article on Medium. I'm sure you can guess the type of Instagram Slay the Patriarchy is but her bio is just perfection: "Feminist. Activist. Progressive. Advocate." Anyway, the article she posted is "6 Feminists and Activists you should watch in 2018" and I … Continue reading 6 Feminists and Activists you should watch in 2018
I know it’s late. I’m sorry, I had homework then got distracted at the gym by a friend’s birthday and drinks. (Of course. :)). For Feminist Friday I thought I would write about what I believe is feminism. What feminism means to me and how I try to live my life and raise my boys. … Continue reading What Feminism Means To Me
I think this woman’s ideas on feminism are ones the world needs to hear. After I read this I took a step back and looked at my own life and ideals. I looked at what I thought it meant to be a feminist, seeing as how I am a white female. Like Alyssa says, “‘white feminism’ isn’t feminism at all.”
Please, take a few minutes to read her post and let me know what you think about her ideas on intersectional feminism. ❤
I consider myself to be an intersectional feminist. I work to look as aspects of feminism from more than my own perspective. For reference I am a teenage, white, middle class, cisgender, chronically ill, lesbian. I have a lot of privilege, and I try my best to always be aware of it, and use it to help others.
Feminism is for everyone, plain and simple. If you want to hear more about why I identify as a feminist, read this. There is a problem with white women practicing something that has been coined as ,”white feminism.” Essentially white feminism, is believing in feminist values, while only looking through the perspective of being straight, white, female, and cisgender. So “white feminism” isn’t feminism at all.
I can pretty easily see the perspective of other queer women, because I am queer woman. I’m aware of the problems our community faces, because not only am I a…
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