Fight like a Girl: How to Be a Fearless Feminist

Fight like a Girl: How to Be a Fearless Feminist

Fight like a Girl: How to Be a Fearless Feminist

Fight like a Girl: How to Be a Fearless Feminist

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FEMINIST.

Bitch.

Fat.

Ugly.

Dyke.

Man hater.

Bra burner.

Hairy.

Butch.

Loud.

Militant.

Radical.

Angry.

These are some of the negative words that regularly surface when I ask people what comes to mind when they hear the word “feminist.” But, for me, “independence,” “strength,” and “equality” come to mind when I think of feminism. After thirty-plus years of the modern feminist movement, many young people have negative ideas about feminism. Ironically, these same people reap the benefits of feminism in their own lives. From Title IX and educational equity to political representation, women in the United States have greater social, political, and economic equality today than their mothers experienced a generation ago. First and foremost, feminism simply means that women are the equals of men. A feminist is someone who supports this principle. Study after study tells us that the majority of people in the United States agree with . . .

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