This article was originally published at Conscious Magazine.
Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Jennifer Lawrence questioning why she makes less money than her male co-stars.
Super Bowl Ads such as #LikeAGirl, NoMore.org and GoldieBlox.
George and Amal Clooney jokes
It's evident that women's issues and, challenging inequality between men and women particularly, have been taking the spotlight more often. This is great news considering women are still earning less than men, 1 in 5 women will get sexually assaulted in their college career, and girls are growing up subject to sexism infused in our culture—just to name a few reasons.
The news and events similar to the examples above fall under the following definitions:
the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men (Google).
a range of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment (Wikipedia).
The definitions of feminism.
One can conclude, then, that feminism is most certainly not dead. Although we have much more work ahead of us, it is very much alive.
However, what does it mean to be a feminist in 2015? Why is "feminism" or "feminist" a buzz word similar to the f-word rather than the movement, based on fundamental human rights that it is? Why must feminists experience trolls and eye-rolls?
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