Saturday, November 14, 2009

Why say, I advocate feminism?

"Am I a feminist?" That's the question I've been asking myself this semester as I study feminist theory.

That is why I agree with bell hooks that it is better to say, "I advocate feminism," rather than, "I am a feminist."

I am learning that feminism is not just one thing, or defined one way.

If we say, "I advocate feminism," it opens the way for a conversation without evoking old or stereotypical connotations. It allows room to address other issues such as racism, sexism, and ageism also. This is a more inclusive viewpoint that we can implement in everyday life.

All issues are connected and people are connected by them.

When it comes to feminism, one size does not fit all.

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