Last week, I got to attend a great women’s leadership conference, in which I got to meet Helen Pankhurst- great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, a noteworthy member of the British Suffragette movement. What I didn’t expect, was to disagree with her on the idea of what a feminist looks like.
Many people do not realise that the term ‘feminism’ is broad- beneath the fighting for equal pay and paid maternity leave, there’s a much darker corner to female oppression that isn’t as frequently addressed. The reason why? It’s because these issues effect the minority groups of women. The women of colour, the women from lower incomes, the women with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ women who aren’t often given the platform to discuss their oppression.