Feminism

 

The links on this page will direct you to pages which will help provide an important overview of the key tenants of Feminism, why these are still relevant today and how The Sydney Feminists engage to change the status quo.

What is Feminism?

The Cambridge Dictionary describes feminism in the following way:

“The belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way, or the set of activities intended to achieve this state.” [Read more]

Feminist FAQ

Why do people ‘become’ feminists?

What do people mean by “waves” of feminism?

What is “patriarchy”?

Can men be feminists?

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Why Feminism is Relevant to You

Sexism runs deep in our society and is so often accepted as the norm we no longer question it.  Conventional notions of gender and gender roles inhibit the full human expression of both women and men and this hurts both sexes. [Read more]

About The Sydney Feminists

The Sydney Feminists was started in January 2012 on the website Meetup.com. Initially a social group, it expanded to become a general feminist organisation with a particular focus on media education. Founded by Tessa Barratt and Joseph Salemi, the aim of The Sydney Feminists is to provide a space for people of all genders to discuss issues relating to feminism and to promote awareness of important women's rights issues. [Read more]

 

 

 

 

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