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Who Needs Feminism?

Winning idea by kwg7
Who Needs Feminism?

Campaign website

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whoneedsfeminism.tumblr.com

Campaign Overview

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The campaign strives to promote dialogue about feminism by making it more accessible and detaching the misguided negative stigma that often accompanies identifying as a feminist. It seeks to promote feminism as a relevant human movement and put an end to the idea that there is a "typical feminist".

Campaign Specifics: What made this campaign so successful?

The campaign has provided a safe space for people to discuss issues of gender, sexism and feminism. It has been so successful because it allows anyone and everyone to submit their own personal reasons for needing feminism through Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. It has fostered an online community of real people who can relate to one another through their own individual experiences and realize that they are not alone in their recognition of problematic gender constructions and the fight for gender equality.

whoneedsfeminism.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/whoneedsfeminism
www.twitter.com/ineedfeminism

Which nonprofit will receive the grant prize?

Name of nonprofit:

Who Needs Feminism? Campaign

Discussion
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I am afraid, ben.linnabary, that I must disagree as well. I teach at a university and when I teach a chapter-just a chapter mind you-on women's studies, I receive negative comments and feedback. The youth is taught that the problem has gone away and so they don't think about. And when they are presented with facts that go contrary to that belief, they say it isn't their problem. Most disturbing is that it is the young women in my classes that are the most ignorant/uninformed/uninterested in feminism and what the movement actually does (ahem, vindicate that Human Rights is for EVERY human no matter gender, race or sexual orientation). I routinely see girls say they aren't smart enough to get an "A," I see men promoted in my department before women who have better CVs and more experience, I was told flat out by a professor that women don't make it in my field because they "go home and cry about it," by another professor when I was a student that women make inferior students and he prefers male students, and I could go on. The problem(s) are there. And nothing ever changes unless we decide to change it. Passivity is not the answer.

by kristinjconnor
about 2 years ago | Reply

The stereotype won't really change. The younger generation has already accepted what you're trying to accomplish, and the older generations are unwilling to change their views. This campaign is sort of irrelevant to today's changing society. Gender equality will come soon enough, but it just takes time, not a campaign.

by ben.linnabary
over 2 years ago | Reply

Clearly you are unaware of what is going on the the world... There is more of a need for feminism now than ever.

by rendel.sogueco
over 2 years ago | Reply

I also disagree with be.linnabary. As someone who is a young adult and interacts with people my age as well as young teens regularly, I see a lot of problematic and damaging sexist behaviour. This behaviour is also very similar to attitudes of the older generation, so not a lot is changing. This campaign is crucial to further implement change both with problematic individual behavior's and attitudes and also with systemic oppression. Not only is feminism important for women of all races, and trans people, but it's also important for men who wish to be free of backlash for exhibiting feminine behaviors, which are seen as 'weak' or 'bad'.

by nataliekelly
over 2 years ago | Reply

I disagree with beb.linnabary. Change in the way we face and deal with stereotypes and perspectives can be expedited by bringing the issues to the forefronts of peoples' minds. Furthermore, giving personal reasons to justify a change in the way we think makes supporting feminism more relatable. Individuals have the power to change the way they see the world, and this campaign encourages this in the aspect of womens' equality and rights.

by tier13
over 2 years ago | Reply

The stereotype won't really change. The younger generation has already accepted what you're trying to accomplish, and the older generations are unwilling to change their views. This campaign is sort of irrelevant to today's changing society. Gender equality will come soon enough, but it just takes time, not a campaign.

by ben.linnabary
over 2 years ago | Reply

I need feminism! Why? Because the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

by juliadrake1
over 2 years ago | Reply

You guys got this

by Hayzel
over 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome idea y'all! Keep up the amazing work.

by sean.paul.dillard
over 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Wednesday, April 25

Submission Ended
Thursday, May 24
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Voting Began
Thursday, May 24

Voting Ended
Thursday, June 07
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Who Needs Feminism?
Who Needs Feminism?

Winner Announced
Thursday, June 07

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