We are what feminists look like
Far too often people believe that “feminist” is synonymous with “man hater”. And for a long time I was afraid to admit that I am a feminist because of the judgement that I get when I say it. But no more!
So this is me, saying that I am a feminist and I refuse to be afraid to show it.
Hello Kelly Broderick ……..
I clipped out the piece in YES! magazine so I could send you fan mail; I’m always SO happy to see women lots younger than me who are tough, smart - and feminist.
Then I looked for you online, to see this cool thing you’ve done - so now I’m sending a picture of me (taken by Alan Borrud) holding a copy of Portland’s STREET ROOTS; there’s a picture of me on the cover because in that issue of the paper I’m interviewed about abortion and reproductive justice in the USA.
Thank you! ……… Judith Arcana
I’m a proud feminist of the ’60s era, and my mom, daughter, and grand-daughter are all on the feminist thought train, too. In the ’80s I walked for the Equal Rights Amendment around the DC mall in heels, pushing my daughter in a stroller, and I’ll take my grand-daughter when it’s finally the ERA’s time to “put the Rat in Ratification” (as Febb Ensminger Burn urged her son Harry to do to support the great suffragist leader Carrie Chapman Catts when he cast the passing TN House vote to ratify the 19th Amendment). We stand solidly with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Gloria Steinem, and all the “kickass feminist activists” supporting your We Are What Feminists Look Like campaign.
Keep growing your Feminist community. We sure need it today! Kae
"This is what a feminist, Scottish punk looks like.
We aren’t feminists for the individual, but for the collective. including those who may not realise they should be part of the collective.”
I’m working on a project called “It was the middle of the night at your house…” which pulls inspiration from your blog. As a rape survivor, I want to collect stories of others like me who have been raped and come through the other side and are willing to talk about their experiences leading up to the incident, the trauma (not the incident necessarily) and the present.
Thanks for being proud, and for standing up for and with us all.
If you would like to contribute your story to Frieda - please send them to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I made some printable consent Valentines that you can color in yourself!
These were made by the awesome Arlene for a Consent Valentine’s event our feminist group at UMBC is doing this week! Love them!