What is Feminism?

I would like to begin by defining feminism. Here’s a few definitions from the forefront of public approval:

Merriam Webster’s: 1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. 2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.

Wikipedia’s: Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women.[1][2][3] Its concepts overlap with those of women’s rights.

Feminist.com’s mission statement: Feminist.com is a thriving online community fostering awareness, education and activism for women all across the world. We serve as the Internet’s definitive hub for resources and information dedicated to women’s equality, justice, wellness and safety.

Stanford’s Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and the end of sexism in all forms. However, there are many different kinds of feminism.

I most prefer Stanford’s definition, as it promotes action!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s