Sommers began her talk by jokingly declaring the room a “safe space” and describing herself as a “white, Jewish, cisgender, neurotypical woman with a non-gender conforming dog.”
“This inequality is real, and it is harmful and insulting to half of the American population, a half that works just as hard as the other.”
“Moving into an outdoor tent this year was one step toward increased visibility and, in planning next year’s event, steps should be taken to go even farther and drive participation numbers higher.”
On Wednesday evening, Lu Pin spoke about how Chinese feminists use social media to spread their message of gender equality.
“But men, as much as we want to articulate our perspective, by talking more than them, we are actively perpetuating the exact issue women are trying to bring to our attention.”
To represent the various ways of empowering women, the Women’s Center, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College, Women in Business, Lean In, and I Am That Girl have collaborated in developing the AdvanceHER campaign.
In the 21st century, girl power is needed more than ever—especially on college campuses like BC.
Do not shy away, younger self. You are moving in the right direction. Never give in.
The negative, “meninist” response that quickly followed the Super Bowl’s airing of Always’ one-minute, #LikeAGirl commercial exposes the utter gravity of the movement—and of feminism in general.
Now is the time to take action on all of the social ills that bind us into set paths as human beings, gender-related or not.