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Friday, 5 September 2014

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

For Studio Arts this year I've been researching feminism. 
I knew a fair bit about the first and second waves, but I didn't actually know much about the 'third wave' and now the feminism backlash that is so controversial. 

After our ancestors fought for us to have it as good as we do today (though there is still a fair way to go until equality) I was shocked and frankly rather disgusted at the latest 'I don't need feminism' craze. 

(Check out this link where Kitty Flanagan addresses the issue: both hilarious and brilliant! http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-5/kitty-flanagan-on-feminism). 

But it got me thinking: why is this happening? 
I decided to investigate. 
What do people actually think feminism is? 
Do they understand?
Do they feel equal?
Do they feel stereotyped?
Do we still need feminism?
What does feminism mean to them? 

I made a survey and handed it out to women I know.
Teachers, fellow students, sisters, friends.

Here are the results. 

I think these results are very enlightening and interesting. 


What does feminism mean to you?


  1. Hi GirlwiththenameofthegirlfromPicnicatHangingRock (psss I haven't been stalking your cool blog at all),
    I love the idea of doing a survey about this (I also love that sax on the margin), I might do the same someday just because I'm curious about the answers. I guess my idea of what feminism is based on is equality and justice (and freeeeedom!) for every girl and boy, woman and man. (plus most of the things said on the second picture). :)

  2. I forgot, check this out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs

    1. Haha I LOVE it when people stalk my blog ;)
      That's why I did it; there's been a lot of attention around the ignorance surrounding feminism and I just wanted an honest opinion of what people actually think and why.
      I think that is a really good feminism philosophy; the goal is equality for everyone :)

      Oh my teacher showed me that video, how amazing is it! I ran outside and did a lap of the oval as soon as I saw it haha ;) It's super uplifting!

      (p.s. I'm glad you love Lily Was Here as much as I do) ;)


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