Episode 2: What is Feminism, Anyway?

Basic question, not-so-basic answer. Feminism means a lot of different things to different people. We take a deeper dive into who identifies with the term, how it's evolved through the years, and what it means to us personally. 

Show Notes

This episode sponsored by RumbleUp and No Warrior Left Behind. 

[1:09] - Podcast Introduction

[1:40] - Exploring the meaning and definition of feminism. 

CBS/Refinery29 poll finds only 46% of women aged 18-35 identify as feminists

What Is Feminism, And Why Do So Many Women And Men Hate It? Kathy Caprino, Forbes

[4:27] - Can anyone be a feminist? Some argue, no. 

The Myth of Conservative Feminism. Jessica Valentini, NYT Opinion

[6:36] - Being pro-life, religious and feminist. And where social justice fits into the picture. 

Intersectional feminism does not include a pro-life agenda. That's not how it works! The right to choose is a fundamental part of feminism. Roxane Gay, Twitter 

Can you be a conservative and a feminist? The rise of women on the right - Refinery29

[10:33] - Feminism and sexuality. The weird double standard of slut shaming from leaders of the feminist movement. Is feminism about respecting choice and freedom? 

[13:39] - Janet Jackson vs Justin Timberlake in the Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. Only one person’s career took a hit and guess who? 

[15:50] - Where feminism is going from here. Are glass ceilings only meant to be shattered by liberal women?

What Does Feminism Mean to You? Claire Howorth, TIME
[19:55] - The politics of feminism. Feminism is a political movement with political goals. How to grapple with sexism vs being overwhelmed by victim mentality. 

[24:34] - Are white women capable of thinking for themselves? 

...There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing. We want to do it with you... Women's March, Twitter

Susan Collins & How White Women Keep Selling Us All Out. Lily Herman, Refinery29

[28:32] - What feminism means to us, personally. @ us on Twitter (@OfficialNYAF) to tell us what it means to you!

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Christina Powell