Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Key Word is "ALL"
This week in class we discussed hegemony feminism. I'm not sure why, but this issue really resonated with me. Feminism is a movement and an idea based off of equality. Therefore, feminism should include EVERY type of woman despite race, social status, age, sexual orientation, or physical appearance. To think that some woman have felt secluded from a movement that should make them feel empowered and confident is so upsetting. As I was finding a picture for this blog post the majority of the pictures that popped up on Google search were of middle aged white woman holding protest signs. It took a fair amount of effort to find a feminism picture that included woman of different races.
All of this really causes my thinking to come back around to something else we learned in class, intersectionality. Woman are not just about nice bodies and makeup; we have so many more qualities and characteristics which make us uniquely who we are. Thus, making feminism a movement that should include woman from every walk of life because every one of us is different in such a beautiful way. In order to conduct a successful movement that ensures equality for woman all across the globe, feminism should be open to ALL women and cease to make some feel unequal.