First msmagazine.com is reporting that more than half of 2012 women voters identify as feminists. And: “…the study found that women of color are more likely to call themselves feminists. Almost three quarters of Latin-American women and 66% of African American female voters self-identify as feminists.” (i know, i know. You want to know more about the polling method – can’t help you there, i don’t have a subscription and I couldn’t find a full report of the poll elsewhere. I’m sure we’ll see it eventually, because there aren’t many people who aren’t pretty surprised by this poll – whether happily or unhappily).
and then from the Ontario Bar Association (click for more on the news below):
The Feminist Legal Analysis Section of the OBA has changed its name to “Women Lawyers’ Forum”. The first group in the OBA/CBA to focus on women is celebrating its 20th anniversary and moving forward as part of the national women’s conference of the CBA.
I am a Feminist!! I am a feminist!! There I said it!! Let’s face it, for many, it’s the real “f” word!! For me, declaring myself to be a feminist simply means I believe in equal rights and opportunities for all, regardless of sex, race, politics etc. What makes this belief so scary or offensive or so hard to acknowledge!!
h/t Mary Stokes for the OBA info.