By Rachele Merliss, PAC Intern “What woman here is so enamored of her own oppression that she cannot see her heelprint upon another woman’s face?” -Audre Lorde, The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism Lately, at meetings of feminist groups, I’ve noticed a pattern of silencing and exclusion. It starts with someone asking Read more …
issue: Young Feminist Programs
Thanks in part to the Beyoncé “We should all be feminists” shirts and to feminist Twitter, it’s finally becoming cool (as well as necessary) to identify as a feminist. At least that’s what a new, 2,000-person UM London survey suggests: A full 69 percent of British girls ages 13 to 18 answered “yes” to the question “Would you personally define as a feminist?” compared with just 46 percent of women overall.
The president of National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neill, says it’s time for the Boy Scouts of America to start including girls.
O’Neill recognizes that the bill might have its detractors, although she thinks passing it is “a no brainer.”
Thanks to these brave Portland students and a couple of key community members, we might finally be making some progress.