The Truth About the F Word

Why is feminism still a dirty word? Why the backlash is growing more than ever? What is the reason behind the popularity of the Tumblr page “Women Against Feminism”? Janaye Ingram explains in the Pittsburgh Courier today:

“The truth about feminism is that we still need the movement toward equality because we know that the fights still exist. There are issues like reproductive rights and equal pay, childcare and family leave that have yet to be won. Too many women are still struggling to achieve true equality in all facets of our society. The fact that these young women are disillusioned into thinking that the war has been won, shows the progress that our foremothers have been able to achieve, but it’s all for naught if we don’t teach our daughters how we got here and how much further we have to go.”

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