Feminism means women having as much freedom as men, including being able to walk the streets at night without fear. It means women having the knowledge and the resources to make informed decisions about their lives. It means re-thinking how and why we share out roles between men and women, and breaking down the gender stereotypes which restrict and harm everyone, male and female.
Feminism means economic equality and seeking a society where women are fully involved in politics and public life. On average, for every £1 a man earned in the UK in 2011, a woman earned 87.5p for doing the same job. In many countries girls do not get the chance to go to school, so are denied many opportunities that come with education. Globally, less than 5% of property is owned by women.
Feminist webs is a group of women who call ourselves feminists. Some of us are young, some are older, some disabled, some not. We come from different races, places, relaigions, sexualities and classes. What brings us together is that we like being women. Women of all shapes and sizes and talents.
We want to spin a web to connect women together; to challenge the bad things women experience and look at the bigger reasons why these things exist. We have created resources, booklets, an archive, events and exhibitions, and this website!
We hope you will look around and be inspired.
Here is a list of websites we like, if you want to read more about feminism
If not, why not set up your own group – formally in a youth club, or informally with friends, or just one friend!
Cartoon by Talhi Briones, translated from the French by Avistew Teague.