“I consider myself a feminist because I believe in equal rights for everyone and I think that everyone deserves equal opportunity to be a citizen.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 20th, University of California workers and allies staged a one-day strike in Bruin Plaza to protest alleged unfair and illegal labor practices.
“I am feminist because I believe in civic equality between men and women.”
If we as a University do not address issues such as discrimination, especially regarding admissions, we will never truly be the prestigious institution we claim to be. Additionally, if students and other members of the UCLA community continue to pass judgment on other humans simply based on race, we can never reach our full potential as a positive influence on the community.
This seems so un-UCLA that I cannot wrap my mind around it. I’m shaken by the fact that this book was approved for a UCLA course, first of all. Beyond that, though, I’m shaken by the idea a professor chose a book that they knew would alienate half of their students and decided that it was fine.
“Gender equality isn’t about conforming to a masculine ideal but accepting the idea that both masculinity and femininity are equal.”
It can be difficult for people who live in fully developed nations, like the United States, to fathom that there are children in the world struggling to get a grade-school education. But the reality is, “Right now, 66 million girls are out of school globally”. This is one of many haunting statistics revealed in 2013…
“There’s that misconception that feminists want to be perceived in the way where we don’t want to shave our legs or armpits. But the thing is, you’re as much of a feminist as someone who does shave their legs and armpits.”
“I rebelled in high school and became anti-religious. That’s why I’m a feminist.”
“Feminism is about equality among all people. Among sexes and genders not just for women. It’s a broad term for all different peoples that are deserving of equality.”