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Are we afraid to be feminists?

I used to be. A recent article on Salon.com looked at two influential women who do not identify as feminists. Katy Perry, someone who has been rocking out the girl power in her music and media presence, does not identify as a feminist. Instead, she “supports strong women”. The other, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, stated in a recent interview that ” “I’m not at all an active feminist. On the contrary, I’m a bourgeois. I love family life, I love doing the same thing every day.”

I am not even going to address Bruni-Sarkozy’s statement. You don’t have to be a childless CEO to be a feminist, but this article poses an interesting question. Are women afraid to be feminists? I’m no expert on the subject, but I think it should garner some attention given the fact that the future of feminism lays in the hands of, well, women. 

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