When a queer student group and a feminist club teamed up at Harvard University to raise awareness about gender equality, the resulting campaign, Feminist Coming Out Day, brought together not only the two organizations, but also the campus community. Now, they’re partnering with Bitch Magazine and taking it nationwide!
“Feminism is the struggle to end sexist oppression. Its aim is not to benefit solely any specific group of women, any particular class of women. It does not privilege women over men. It has the power to transform in a meaningful way all our lives … Feminism as a movement to end sexist oppression directs our attention to systems of domination and the inter-relatedness of sex, race, and class oppression.” — bell hooks
What does a feminist look like? We want to give this movement your voice and face! Our project arose out of a frustration with the limited portrayal of the movement as straight, White, middle-class, able-bodied, and cisgendered. We know firsthand that our allies are a diverse bunch. In the weeks leading up to the event, our website will feature feminists from all walks of life talking about questions, such as: Why is gender equality important? What was your feminist awakening? What are the issues that matter to you most? How do you define feminism?
Submit your “portrait” (in the form of text, images, music, or video) for inclusion in our Feminist Portrait Project at FeministComingOutDay.com and celebrate with us on March 8, 2011! (Tag it with the name of your school if you want it featured on your campus-specific page). And check out our campaign on IndieGoGo to help fund feminist media (links above). (read less)