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We asked: Is it time for “feminism” to be renamed or redefined?’

You answered:
“So here’s the thing— I think that renaming or redefining feminism takes away from the crucial notion that it is designed to improve female experience in a traditionally male-dominated world.” – Katie B

“I think we need more education on what feminism is before we change what it’s called.” – Sarah K.

“A lot of people just don’t understand what it is. It’s frustrating, because we go to a women’s college, which was founded on the principles that people who have less privilege in society should be more privileged, and that feminism works towards that goal.” – Ellen G.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” – Jessie K.

“One time in high school I had to give a speech about why women shouldn’t be able to vote. It was supposed to be during women’s suffrage. The class was disturbed, but still only one person in the class would identify as a feminist. It was me. ” – Kate J.

“I don’t think the basic notion needs to be redefined. It’s about equal rights, and provided we don’t shove it down people’s throats, and we’re civil about it, that notion shouldn’t change.” – Ali B.

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