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December 13, 2011

Women’s Health: A feminist issue

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Do you believe that people of all sex and gender identities deserve equal rights? If you answered yes, then congratulations, you are a feminist! As a twenty-something woman, I often meet peers who are hesitant to label themselves as feminists. They express their aversion to the label in myriad ways: “I’m not a man-hater.” “I believe in equal rights but I don’t want to give up my femininity.” “We don’t need feminism any more.” These statements demonstrate some of the misconceptions surrounding the term feminist and what’s still at stake for women and gender minorities—misconceptions I believe hinder the progress 
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