Last Saturday, I posed the question “what does it mean to be pro-choice?” Today I want to ask you all what feminism means to you.
I first started calling myself a feminist when I was fifteen. This was back in 1995, and it was my sophomore year of high school. In 1995, Hillary Clinton spoke before the Beijing Women’s Conference and boldly declared that women’s rights are human rights. I remember thinking, “uh, yeah they are.” And I bravely stepped where no one in my family had stepped before – the feminist movement.
Back then, I defined feminism as equality. I used to think that equality and feminism were “the radical notion that women are people.” I still think that, but my interpretation of feminism has expanded, although the definition is still the same. [Read more...]