When Kat Banyard held her first feminist event in 2004, she spent months struggling to attract 90 people. For this year’s event, which will take place in Birmingham next weekend, 200 had signed up within 24 hours of it being announced.
“We’ve got this massive resurgence in feminism and the question is not now ‘Does it exist?’ but ‘What can it achieve?’,” said Banyard, founder of campaign group UK Feminista and author of The Equality Illusion.
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I love this. This is great. This is what more people need to hear about (and talk about, act on, get involved with…) more often.
“…Key to the future of the movement are grassroots activists who are forming groups and campaigns in their own areas…”
Almost needless to say (but unfortunately not for everyone), what little me might add is that a big part of effective activism involves the little (and big) things we do simply in living our lives. How we talk with our friends, family, and co-workers. How we raise our children. What we do in our houses. Jobs. Consumer behavior. How we talk to the fellow parents/guardians, teachers, and staff in schools… The grassroots groups and campaigns help inform these things and raise consciousness in relevant ways. One reason such words often seem (to me) not needless to say is that even many of the feminists (understood in all sorts of ways) I know engage in arguably sexist and sexist supporting practices. Fortunately for many people and at least some parts of the world, we have news stories such as the one linked in this post, not to mention of course what the story reports. I have not read “The Equality Illusion”, though it sounds great and like an important part of what we need to me…
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