What is Feminism?
Nowadays, most people can agree that the word "feminist" is overused. More often than not, when a word is overused, people start shape it to their own meaning. Many people see feminism as what it is defined as, which is: “the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.” On the other hand, there are also many people who see feminism as an act of calling out all men and stating that women are the superior sex. Putting one gender on a podium is not what feminism is about. People who do believe that women are better than men are not considered feminists and shouldn’t be associated with feminism at all. Valuing one gender over another is still considered sexism, even if the context is different than what’s expected. Although the term "feminist" is overused in modern culture, it is a word that has incredible strength and relevance in our society and should never lose it's true meaning.
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Camille Zimmer and Mila Roemer
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