Discussion Thread: Why We Need Feminism

[Content Note: Rape culture.]

Earlier today, the comedian Wendy Liebman, whom I follow on Twitter, retweeted this from singer and activist Chely Wright:

If you can't see the image, it's a photo of a young white woman holding up a handwritten sign reading: "I need feminism because my university teaches 'How to Avoid Getting Raped' instead of 'Don't Rape' at freshmen orientation."

It made me think of all the reasons I need feminism, which is simultaneously overwhelming (which is my positive spin on "discouraging") and empowering.

So now I put it to you: Why do you need feminism?

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