So, what’s common? What is it that weaves feminism together? There are many answers, but the one I like best is that it is a concern for women and a desire to see them recognised as complete human beings.
Perhaps because of feminism’s roots in the movement for women’s rights, the last part of that statement is important to me. Recognition. Recognition in the law, but not only there. Recognition in the minds of all people – men or women – that women are fully autonomous human beings. That they are entitled to all the things that men are entitled to. A presence in public spaces and fora, for instance.
And I’ll take that further in the next post – which, I promise, will not take as long to come up as this one.
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