“To me, feminism means the advocacy for women’s rights and the beautiful appreciation of all individuals as human!”
Young women are the future, and to provide them with the information and skills needed to continue this movement is critical.
“People are people and how they chose to define themselves is what they chose. No one has the right to define another person for them.”
Alex believes it’s also important for men in the feminist movement to acknowledge their male privilege and the ways their positionality influences their experiences with gender inequality.
“As an academic woman of color, I constantly wrestle with questions surrounding how to stay faithful to who I am without assimilating to the institution.”
“There’s something beautiful about reclaiming what was yours the entire time.”
¡Viva-la-vulva!, love-me-or-leave-me, Riot Dyke Jannat Alam is a second-year English student at UCLA — and she’s a proud radical feminist.
Jessica Yen sat down with FEM this week to talk about her role in starting a new project, Bruin Dine here at UCLA, being an Executive Director of a large and growing campus organization, and how feminism has impacted her life.
Feminism to Jeana is her realization of her views regarding the ways people should treat each other and “represents like a maturation of [her] understanding of the world.” Jeana, however, felt a powerful turning point for her was when she entered UCLA and saw Constance Wu.
“Feminism is not simply about equality, but rather about justice for marginalized communities and disrupting processes that constantly make things unequal.”