feminism is.... according to Esra Gurkan- Student Feminism is about equal political, social and economic rights for women. Why then do a lot of females shy away from feminism? Has the word become so tarnished by the media that celebrities and women in high positions now recoil in horror when associated with the word? Read her explanation of feminism in full here: http://www.feministtimes.com/esra-gurkan-feminism-is/
The books that inspired Natalya Vince: "Lila Abu-Lughod cogently critiques this simplification in Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East, arguing that post-colonial projects with women as their object should not be seen as part of a trajectory moving from patriarchy to liberation (or vice versa)...Read more here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2012/08/12/the-books-that-inspired-natalya-vince/#
"Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it." Ashley Judd, feminist hero, badass.