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Feminism VS WOmanism

Updated: Nov 13, 2018

The first time I heard the term 'Womanist' was after learning about Alice Walker from my good friend and role model Ijeoma D. Iheanacho. Ijeoma is this amazing being who lives and breathe black female empowerment. She created and in the process of working on a project called "The reImagining", which looks beyond the black skin and further into who the women are, collectively a diverse, complex, surprising group of women either finding themselves or finally being found. There are magical women really finding creative ways to bring the voices of those unheard to the forefront. Just hope we are truly paying attention. Isn't that was Intersectionality is?

Women’s Right Movement:

1st wave: 1830’s to early 1900s

Two major Players

2nd wave: 1960s to 1980s

  • Workplace, sexuality etc

    • Roe vs Wade 1973 (Norma McCorvey, who was the plaintiff in this case in her later years became an anti abortion)

    • Burning of bras became the symbolism of the mainstream movement

3rd wave 1990s to present

  • Pay gap, advancement for women, and me too movement

    • Cultural appropriation is an issue among women

    • The wage gap between white and black women is still a big issue (Despite black women having the most degrees, they are not seeing this reflected in the workforce)

Books To Read:

- Well Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim

- Everything's Trash, But It's Okay by Phoebe Robinson

- Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

- Black Women and the Wage Gap Document