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Women Tell Us What Feminism Means & Why It Matters So Much

Posted: November 17, 2016
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We asked our Twitterati friends as to what feminism means to them; this is what they had to say. Read, and be enlightened!

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” ― Gloria Steinem

The word ‘Feminism‘ is a much misunderstood word; a word that many of us don’t want to be associated with. If you have come across the Tumblr photo collection of women holding signs explaining why they “don’t need feminism” you will know how misunderstood this word is.

So why is ‘feminism’ viewed under such negative light? This is because most people though well educated lack the perspective to either understand the issues women fight for, or choose to ignore them as too radical. Others who believe in the equality of genders don’t want to be identified as a feminist because of the most common, derisive taunts thrown at feminists: “manhater”.

Last week, we had our weekly #Womenonthemove chat on Twitter and asked ‘What did feminism mean to our readers?’ This is what emerged.

(If you’re not yet following Women’s Web on Twitter, do now, and you can come over for the chat too, every Wednesday 6-7PM IST).

What feminism means: equal rights for all

What feminism means: Freedom to choose without being judged

US election results – a grim reminder why the world needs Feminism

And if still in doubt as to why we need ‘feminism’, these tweets will help in getting a better picture

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