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Feminism: More than a trend

September 10, 2018

2017 marked a boom with many programs, events and actions related to “Feminism.” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Feminism” is the most searched word in the world in 2017 and is the Word of the Year, triggered by gender equality movements throughout the yearSo, what is Feminism, and what are its influences on equality? 


In general, Feminism is a collection of movements and campaigns aimed at identifying, building and defending women’s rights in politics, economics, culture and society. Feminism also includes the establishment and maintenance of equal opportunity for women in education and employment. It can be said that feminism is the same as human rights when the deeper philosophy is the direction to a world of equality for all sex.  


The Women’s March in the United States officially kicked off the resurgence of Feminism in January 2017, where more than 4 million people banded together to protect women’s rights from bold statements of sexual assault of incumbent President Donald Trump.