How Do You Relate to the Word “Feminist”?

At the Jewish Women’s Archive, the word feminist comes up a lot.  I, personally, am proud to be a feminist. To me, the word conjures images of fighting for equality for all, and a long history of strong women who acted to change the status quo.  One of the reasons I was so excited to take a position at JWA was to be a literal card carrying feminist with my business card.

It probably won’t come as much of a shock to you that the word feminist comes with significant baggage. Identifying as a feminist is not as straightforward to some as it is to others.

In order to get a better feel for the word, we took to the (metaphorical) streets of twitter, email, and facebook to get a feel for the word. We’re sharing these reactions to the word—and asking if you identify as a feminist.


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