The word: “Feminist”
Two weeks ago my sister asked, “So, what exactly is a Mormon Feminist?” Last weekend, Laurel Ulrich was asked a similar question in an interview, “What does it mean to be a Mormon Feminist?” This has me thinking about the word, “Feminist”.
When I was a teenager in the 1980′s, the word made me uncomfortable. To me, “Feminist” meant something bad or someone in trouble or too close to the edge. Since that time, I’ve heard the word many (many, many) times and today, the word does not make me uncomfortable at all. It is actually a positive word … one that I self-identify with. I wonder if I, personally, have just gotten used to hearing “Feminist” and thinking about it in a positive way? Or whether the word itself has softened in the mind of the the mainstream?