I was talking to a young woman the other day who was not sure whether to call herself a feminist because she had heard that she needed to support certain causes in order to be a ‘real feminist.’ “If you believe in the full social, economic, political equality of women and men then you are a feminist,” I said.
I was reminded of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s remarks on the Marriage Equality Act – full milk vs. skim milk and thought that the image was apt – a perception by some that there was a full milk feminism for those who ticked the boxes on a number of causes and a skim milk feminism for those who were challenged by some of these causes and campaigns and yet still believed in a rights based approach. … Continue Reading
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