• Question: Do you think feminism is a sexist word, in theory is supposed to be about equality but has become a movement about hating men and ignoring issues men face and hyper focusing on issues face should the movement not be called equalist rather than feminist #equalityforALL

    Asked by Lamuel samont to Bogdana on 13 Jun 2019.
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      Bogdana Huma answered on 13 Jun 2019:

      I see where you are coming from. There is certainly historical truth to that, because early feminists (what we call ‘first wave’ feminists) were white women who were looking to extend their rights, while still being racist and discriminating against others. However, that is no longer the case in the present. I would say (and I definitely can’t speak for every person self-identifying as a feminist) that to be a feminist means to believe and fight for equality for all. It means to be aware of your privilege as much as you are aware of the disadvantages and inequalities you are facing. I see feminism not as a movement against men, but as a movement against patriarchy which is a system that perpetuates gender inequality which disadvantages men as well (for example by putting a lot of pressure on them to ‘succeed’ in life).