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What Does It Mean To Be A Black Feminist?

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Wagatwe WanjukiBy Lechette Walker

There has been an out pour of black feminist speaking out in communities on new era concerns.  The progressive moment that has shifted the landscape of movements is leveraging with the new technology such as twitter and other social media platforms.

Wagatwe Wanjuki, unique concerns about sεxual assaults is expressed in her blog, F—k Yeah, Feminist.  Her efforts are focused on putting a stop to sεxual violence on school campuses.  Her efforts are distinctive based on her experience, but then there are feminist that have passions in other areas.

Executive director of Feministing, Lori Adelman has cultivated her attention toward a variety of settings.  Adelman has been noticeably involved in Planned Parenthood of America and she has contributed to the efforts of Every Woman Every Child.

The list of feminist goes on, but we want to talk about another inspiring lady, Charlene Carruthers. She is in Chicago, but her efforts are being felt all over. The founder of The People Project motivates and inspires youth to represent their views surrounding social justice.

Others that have been impactful include CeCe Mcdonald with her focus on transgender rights, Alexis Pauline Gumbs who is the co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project, that focus on LGBT black history.

The list of feminist has grown substantially, directly impacted by the gay rights agenda and the equal pay initiatives.  According to the Webster a feminist advocates for social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men. The definition is clearly a fight that all women should be deliberately pushing toward.

“…And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous,” said Beyonce.

The overall efforts should be aimed at making sure the treatment of black women is fair, but we must stand true to the future implications of the liberated rights and progressions.