I put up this post four years ago today! International Women’s Day is the perfect time to rerun it- clearly, things have changed dramatically in a such short period of time.
Last evening I went to hear Gloria Steinem speak. She was on a panel comprised of women who had participated in the documentary MAKERS: The Women Who Make America. Ms. Steinem was amazing, especially considering that she is just shy of 79.
Despite the fabulous Ms. Steinem, I found the talk uneven and the moderator a tad patronizing toward the feminist star and her generation. Regardless, I was struck by the question “what is feminism today?”. Am I a feminist? By definition, yes. Do I call myself a feminist? Yes and no. I feel that the term represents the women who came before me; the ones who fought for rights I now take for granted. But I think this is naive, and I am wondering why many women today refuse to apply the term to themselves.
Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat
Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
Iliana Harkness bucket hobo
Wool and cashmere cardigan
Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide
Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses
Linda 45 leather pumps
Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket
Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest
Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse