By: Arielle Swinehart
There are many misconceptions people have about Feminism. Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men. However, many people in America believe feminism is the idea that women are better than men.
Four female students, Atyana Adams, Rhiannon Newberry, Amelia May and Maggie Prosser, at Whetstone took the initiative to start a Feminism Club for several different reasons.
“What we are trying to do is educate people on what feminism actually means…We just want equality, not superiority to men,” said Atyana Adams, Feminist Club Co-Founder.
“This is a safe place for men and women to discuss issues that women face at school and around the world. Our goal is to reform these issues at school and educate people as to what feminism really is,” said Maggie Prosser, Feminist Club Co-Founder.
The club meets every other Monday after school until 3:30 pm. If you are interested in joining and advocating for equality of men and women, talk to Mrs. Moorer, Atyana Adams or Maggie Prosser, or come to the next meeting on October 31st right after school in Mrs. Moorer’s room.