FAQs

What is feminism?

Feminism is difficult to define because it can mean so many things to so many different people. One person’s version of feminism may be different from someone else’s definition of feminism, and there are many ways to be a feminist.

 

How can I better understand feminism?

Feel free to look around this site and see some of the issues that may pertain to feminism. Also, head over to the topics page and listen to individuals talk about what feminism means to them. Every meaning is different and they have so much valuable knowledge to share. Then, share this site with a friend and talk about what feminism means to you!

 

Does everyone who believes in these ideas call themselves a feminist?

Some people believe in many things associated with feminism and still do not call themselves feminists. How someone identifies is always a personal decision, even when it comes to feminism.

 

Do all feminists believe the same things?

Not necessarily. Feminists can believe all different types of things. Everyone’s feminism is unique.

 

What is intersectionality?

Intersectionality is the idea that people can experience life very differently depending on their multiple identities. Some identities may include race, gender, romantic preferences, age, weight, and ability. No matter what identities someone has, each combination creates a unique life experience.

 

What is intersectional feminism?

Intersectional feminism is recognizing that all of these intersections of identity can change how a person experiences this world. Intersectional feminists keep these different life experiences in mind when thinking about feminist issues. Here are some examples:

 

Feminism: Women make less money than men.

Intersectional Feminism: White women make less money than white men, and women of color and trans women make even less than that!

 

Feminism: Women got the right to vote in 1920!

Intersectional Feminism: White women got the right to vote in 1920, but not all women of color had the right to vote until the 1960s!

 

Are feminism and liberalism the same thing?

Intersectional feminism can cover a wide variety of topics, and can share many of the same ideas as liberalism. It is important to remember that feminism can mean something different to each person, and not everyone that believes in liberalism feels comfortable identifying as a feminist.