STUDENTS SHARE THOUGHTS ON FEMINISM
ERIN SEALS, REPORTER
ZAIRE REED, REPORTER
MARCH 3, 2023
We all strive for equal treatment in terms of society, but who truly understands what equality is. The Oxford Languages dictionary definition is “the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.”
“There are two types of feminism,” freshman Aaron Giles said. “One where they want equality and an extreme one where they’re like, ‘kill all men’.”
Men and women alike have an understanding of the foreign phrase “feminism”, the word feels like a revolt or a disruption. Like Giles, some fear that feminism is a fight against society.
Feminism is more than that. It’s a moment where peace is met, and even though not everyone has the same equal understanding of feminism, each person has a common understanding of humanity and rights. Not only rights but also individuality.
“To not be afraid of being yourself,” senior Cassi Hart said.
Feminism is meant for all. Most people understand that it takes everyone for women to truly be free. They understood that there needs to be an equal effort of people working together, for us to truly accomplish feminism.
“Fighting for equal work,” senior Tris’Stan Atkinson said.
As people it is imperative that there is a change in lifestyle. In work settings, home and at play, we must learn to teach young and edit society's false ideologies of what women deserve. We must make feminism a mentality, a lifestyle. We must all make a change to find freedom for all.
"Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it's about changing the way the world perceives that strength," according to G.D. Anderson (harpersbazaar.com)