January 9, 2013
Feminism is equality for all (races, classes, ages, genders, sexual orientations)--plain and simple. It's about balancing the systems of privilege so that people are treated as people--not objectified, not demeaned or denied rights, no more straw man arguments, slut shaming, slur throwing, etc. People are valued, accepted, and appreciated as people.
I've been passionately feminist for several years, but it's only in recent time I've realized how much I've internalized the expectations of a sometimes misogynist culture. Breaking out of that has been immensely liberating.
The same way you found me--Meetup is a great resource.
I've graduated with an MFA in poetry a couple years back and am working on my manuscript, whilst also holding a day job at MIT and volunteer teaching Literature. Amateur ukulele player, Zumba-goer, spicy food engineer.