Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I Need Feminism Because...

This past week something wonderful happened at McGill University; suddenly, everyone was talking about feminism. And they were saying good things!

A group of students started a  "Who Needs Feminism" tumblr page. Members of the McGill community submit photographs of themselves holding up pieces of paper that say "I need feminism because... [finish sentence]."

The "Who Needs Feminism" campaign was started by a group of sixteen Duke University students in a Women's Studies class. The campaign is designed to combat the negative connotations associated with the word "feminism" and to spark a discussion about why we all need it through asking people to define it for themselves.

So, why do I need feminism?



Why do you need feminism?

2 comments:

  1. This is an awesome initiative! Thanks for letting us know about it, Liz.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! I am thrilled--and I definitely need feminism.

    ReplyDelete

Drop us a line! We're angling for vigorous commentary, but we will cut loose any vitriol dragged up from the depths.