Kate Bailey writes about the feminist organisation We Are Equals.
In 2014, much of the feminist debate is about defining what a feminist is, incredulously enough. A certain amount of young women will avoid the feminist label because to them it connotes a man-hating probably-lesbian. Hardcore feminists loathe women who have a perceived apathy towards them movement. For the infighting and label-claiming, we overlook the idea that this is about equality. Really though, both groups want the same change. One organisation that cuts through all this activism red-tape is We Are EQUALS. In their own words, EQUALS “is a partnership of leading charities brought together by Annie Lennox to celebrate International Women’s Day and encourage a new generation to step up the call for a more equal world.” As an organisation themed around unification, EQUALS shines as a vocal piece for achievable change.
Their description continues: “The EQUALS coalition is a partnership of charities that believes that men and women are equals, and that women should have equal rights, equal opportunities and equal representation in politics, education, health, employment, family life and media and culture.”
Well, it’s simple math when it’s said like that!