I thought you had to hate men and have this insatiable desire to break every female stereotype. What I learned is there are all different kinds of feminists. I am of the nue kind. I believe that I am no less (or better) because I have different body parts or a different skin color or because I am heterosexual and Christian. I believe in gender roles (cause he gonna take out this trash, wash these cars and pay these bills). This is what I have coined nue feminism - not to be confused with new feminism. Nue feminists are simple. We know that we deserve equity and equality - and - we love men ... and having them in just the right places in our lives. We recognize the struggle of all marginalized people and we know that our fight for equity and equality is inextricably linked to their struggle. I'm a nue feminist. Are you? #womensmarch#womenshistorymonth #feminism
as a #blackwoman, who loves and supports #blackmen, I am (still) a feminist. #staytuned all month to learn more about the role black women have played in social justice movements, explore some of our nameless sheroes, and find out how you can support other #blackwomen who want to serve in the movement. #wethepeople #womensmarch#blackgirlmagic
In it’s simplest form, feminism is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes or organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. When you peel back the layers of the feminist movement you will find that the there are three waves of feminism and that issues of black women have typically been excluded from mainstream movements.
Three-waves of feminism :: First-wave focused mainly on suffrage, getting women the right to vote. Second-wave feminism focused on sexuality, family, the workplace, reproductive rights, de facto inequalities, and official legal inequalities. Third-wave feminism seeks to address the deficiencies of second-wave feminism in that it didn’t include the contributions of many women of color, working-class women and LGBT women. #womenshistorymonth#womensmarch #wethepeople #feminism
Anna Arnold Hedgeman may be best known for her role as executive director of Harry Truman’s 1948 presidential campaign; however, her civil rights activism started much earlier. In fact, Hedgeman, who once served as the dean of women at Howard University, was forced to resign from her position as director of the Brooklyn YWCA because of her protest activities and militancy. Her forced resignation led to a more active civil rights career, which included co-founding the National Organization for Colored Women; being the first African-American woman to hold a mayoral cabinet position in the history of New York City; and serving as an organizer for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. She also served on the National Council of Churches on the Commission on Religion and Race. She used her position with the organization to explain to white Christians why racism went against their religion. It is said that she also used this position to recruit 40,000 Protestants to the March on Washington. #womenshistorymonth#womensmarch #feminism
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian novelist, non-fiction and short story writer. Audio from Adichie's 2012 TED talk was included in Beyoncé's 2013 song "***Flawless". Adichie was credited with a featured role on the track. Adichie largely remained silent about her feelings on Beyoncé's use of her speech, but in a 2016 interview in Dutch magazine De Volkskrant, while acknowledging that with the song Beyoncé had reached many people who otherwise might otherwise never have heard the word feminism, Adichie said: "Still, her type of feminism is not mine, as it is the kind that, at the same time, gives quite a lot of space to the necessity of men. I think men are lovely, but I don’t think that women should relate everything they do to men: did he hurt me, do I forgive him, did he put a ring on my finger? We women are so conditioned to relate everything to men. Put a group of women together and the conversation will eventually be about men. Put a group of men together and they will not talk about women at all, they will just talk about their own stuff. We women should spend about 20 per cent of our time on men, because it’s fun, but otherwise we should also be talking about our own stuff." #feminism#womenshistorymonth #womensmarch#power #beyoncé #beyhive
How much are you willing to sacrifice to save your life? #blackwomen have sacrificed a lot. On February 20, former NFL player turned filmmaker Matthew Cherry honored the resilience, fortitude and courage of black women by posting several photos of black women #unbothered by the police on Twitter. In response, men and women of all races and nationalities affirmed Cherry’s sentiments by posting photos of other black women peacefully resisting police. The names of the women highlighted in Cherry’s post were unknown, as were many of the names of the women shared by those responding to his post. This isn’t unusual.
Throughout history women have played integral roles in the success of social and civil movements. Women likeDiane Nash, Mary McLeod Bethune and Dorothy Height - and countless others - initiated, planned and fully implemented the movements with little to no recognition. Often times the movements they planned and represented didn’t include the issues of black women.
Still they persisted. An excerpt from Black Women in Social Movements :: 5 History-Making Activists You Should Celebrate This Month. Read at http://tiny.cc/5activists.
nue feminism challenges the belief that to be a feminist you have to hate men. a nue feminist believes you can believe that women deserve equity AND believe in gender roles.
feminism in action can look different for different people, but the foundation, the basic tenets of feminism doesn't change.
- it's about equality and equity. It's about understanding that women's rights and personhood are no less becausethey have a different body.
- it is intersectional and inclusive.
- it extends beyond ourselves.
- it believes our liberation is directly linked to the liberation of the undocumented trans Latina yearning for refuge, the disabled student seeking unequivocal access, the single black mother looking for equal consideration as her white counterpart, and the sex worker fighting to make her living safely.