• Question: What is your opinion on feminism in the 21st century?

    Asked by Viking1 to Candace, Jenn, Matthew, Sahra, Sharon on 12 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Xueyuan Jiang

      Xueyuan Jiang answered on 12 Mar 2017:

      I’m very optimistic about feminism in the 21st century. As a scientist, I never encountered any discrimination against my gender. However, decades ago, women were looked down upon in academia. I believe things will only get better in the future.

    • Photo: Matthew Bainbridge

      Matthew Bainbridge answered on 13 Mar 2017:

      Equality for all people regardless of their gender is really important. In the west this mostly concerns discrimination. In other countries it is important because women lack fundamental human rights just because they are women. So I think feminism has an important role in the 21st century, it’s different from the role is had in the 20th century and it will probably be different in the 22nd.

    • Photo: Sahra Uygun

      Sahra Uygun answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      It is still important to stress the equality of sexes (as well as race and others) and advocate for equal opportunities.

    • Photo: Candace Lewis

      Candace Lewis answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      Feminism is humanism and it will continue to be important forever. As long as there are injustices in the world, it will be important to stand up for those who have less of a platform to be heard.

    • Photo: Jennifer Hintzsche

      Jennifer Hintzsche answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      I believe that it’s important- I also believe equal treatment for everyone is important regardless of race, gender, etc. It will continue to remain important in our lifetime I believe!