Thursday, October 2, 2008

The -ism burden

By Chloe Angyal

Claire Taylor has this fantastic article at SpliceToday.com, about what it means to be a "good" feminist:

"I am proud to call myself a feminist. While not immune to ideological extremes (i.e. the near-mythologized “feminazi”), feminism, at its base, recognizes the gender inequality inherent in our society, culture and politics and aims to correct this imbalance by advocating for women’s rights throughout the world and rejecting systems and products that perpetuate women’s subservience. It is an admirable endeavor and one that I’m happy to be a part of, but at times it’s a burden."

Read the rest here.

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