“Women are facing major threats to their health, safety, and significant limits on their potential each and every day. In our Women Studies courses with Ms. Ward, we learned about many injustices, ones that feel very far away and those that are very close to home, impacting our own lives as teenage women. Inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s Feminist Manifesto, we wrote our own feminist manifestos on how best to navigate this complex world as women and how to effect change for the future. Since women are strongest when they work together, we will read a compilation of many students’ ideas, in order to offer suggestions for the Trinity student body as you nurture your inner feminists.
First off, let’s define what feminism is and what it is not. It is NOT an effort to threaten power or to degrade men. It is an effort to equalize power between sexes. It IS the belief in the social, political and economic equality of both sexes. It IS the belief that women are equal human beings and therefore deserving of the same dignity and opportunities. Come closer to feminism and you will see how it can liberate our world.”
And it goes on from there with about a dozen different suggestions/teachings for men, women, young girls and young boys.