3 Things That Young Women Need to Remember About Feminism

September 25, 2014 3:27 PM

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For many women today -- especially millennials -- "feminism" conjures thoughts of bra-burning and man-hating, leading many to shy away from calling themselves feminists. Misleading lists and #WomenAgainstFeminism have not done much to clarify the issue. What's more, young women are pointing to the highly visible success of the usual suspects like Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer and Hillary Clinton, saying that the movement simply isn't relevant anymore.

It's no secret that feminism today is incredibly misunderstood. The issue is not one of changing hearts and minds, but rather educating the public, and young women in particular, about what feminism truly means and why it's integral to our social and political discourse. Here are three reasons why f...

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