I have feminist icons on my mind. That’s why after mentioning them in my post yesterday, I keep bumping into examples of who these icons actually are and what they are doing to help us connect with one another.
Consider these examples:
- On the Web site of The Guardian in England, readers are contributing their thoughts about their own personal feminist icons in response to the query “Inspirational feminists – you tell us who you admire.” Some of the names readers have added to the list are familiar, like Virginia Woolf, Lilith and Margaret Thatcher; others are not. You can add your own here.
- According to a story from Maryanne Schnall, “Women Connecting Across the Generational Divide: From Gloria Steinem to Courtney Martin,” icons of second and third Wave feminism have a lot to say to each other — and to us — about the state of feminism today.
- Today’s feminist icons will discuss how second and third wavers can work together at a Sept. 11 to 13 conference, organized by Omega’s Women’s Institute, called “Women and Power: Connecting Across the Generations.” Check out what they have to say about intergenerational feminism at the Women and Power blog on Feministing.com.
- UA’s Women’s Studies Program has many events scheduled through 2010 to help us learn and connect as feminists. Some will feature women we may consider feminist icons. Take a look at the list and see what you think.
Each of us identifies with different strong women from the past or present. They could be people you know or people you have only read about.
Who is your feminist icon? Add her or him to the comments section below.