Global feminism by Kyle Bachan
This post is a part of the Global Feminism series, where each GAB editor is sharing her/his own definition of global feminism. What does global feminism mean to you? Discuss this definition and your own definition in the comments below, and join the GAB editorial board and fellow readers for a live chat discussion about global feminism on Monday, July 19 at 8pm CST. More info about the live chat here.
To me, global feminism is a collaborative, universal effort which aims to push civilization towards equality and social justice. To explain the notion of universality, allow me to use the religion analogy. There are 22 different major religions in the world and these religions all have different structures, customs, and laws. Fundamentally, however, religion is preaching the same thing across its different platforms. Likewise, there are many different types (and waves) of feminism that bring a wide variety of ideologies to the table. Though they may disagree on certain issues of gender difference (or at least, focus on different issues) they are all bringing their movements to the same table—and that table is called global feminism.