Defining Feminism in 2020 EP: 004

podcast Oct 07, 2020

Today’s episode was born from two recent events: first, when I heard a quote from Michelle Obama that really gave me pause; and then, the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In today’s podcast, I share some musings on the concept of feminism, how it has evolved in my life, and what I think needs to change for us to live in a world where we can bridge the gap between men and women so that everyone has a powerful voice that is heard.

I discuss:  

  • The quote from Michelle Obama that got me thinking about the role of women in our culture
  • How Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for women in the justice system and in our society
  • Why I would have said, “No Way!” if you’d asked whether I was a feminist even 10 years ago, yet today might even call myself “a raging feminist” (and be proud of it)
  • The ways our society influences us to believe that “feminism” is a negative concept
  • How my work with the women in the LIGHTBeamers community cemented some of my views and ideas around feminism
  • RBG’s many accomplishments, and how examining them clarified my own beliefs and what I want to contribute going forward
  • Some of the dangers in our current patriarchal structure—and why it is so hard to change it
  • What we as women (and, in fact, all of us) must do if we want to live more collaboratively with others in our world

Because polarization is so common concept in our society, we’re led to believe we must “pick a side.” But I think now is the time for all of us, both women and men, to take a step toward the middle and begin learning to bridge those gaps.

One thing I know for sure: we won’t get there unless we all step forward.

I’d love to hear from you on this one! Please join us over in the LIGHTBeamers community and share your views. How can we bridge the divisiveness in our world? How can you show up just a bit bolder—and “take up more space”? I’d love to know what you think.

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