It’s difficult to avoid the topic of feminism, as a woman living in 2018. The topic is everywhere, whether when I open up my Twitter feed, or when I talk to my friends or family, the discussion if we need or don’t need feminism in the modern-day always comes up. The opinions are usually mixed, and when I read news stories about female rights, there are many people in the comment section who fight out to have their thoughts known on the subject.
I’m sorry to break it to the folks that don’t think we still need feminism, but we certainly do. Not a single country across the planet has achieved even a 50/50 gender split in their government, the vast majority of nations has never seen a female head of state and the president of the USA has been recorded saying it’s fine to just “grab [women] by the p***y”.
Opposite to the beliefs of many people that we don’t still need feminism, we do. Many of the nations have never seen a female head of state, and there is not yet country to achieve even a 50/50 gender split in their governments. To top it all up, the president of the USA has been recorded saying that it’s fine to just “grab (a woman) by the p***y”.
Artist Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes had the perfect response when asked to “dial down the feminism” in her work.
The 23-year-old copywriter and creative shared on Twitter her latest piece of art, rather than explaining why she won’t “dial down” to her teachers.
Some people described her as their new hero:
Other feminists offered a “translation” of what Alex’s teacher “really” meant:
Many people accused Bertulis-Fernandes of needlessly politicizing art, but politics have always been present in art. Also, she has been accused of being anti-men, not understanding that feminism is not about it at all, but it is to elevate women to the same level that men have always been and enjoyed, and not to overshadow them.
She received over 200.000 likes on the post and thousands of retweets and comments in just 24 hours, which obviously made her very proud and got her an idea to commercialize the design so that everyone who loved the picture could take it with them, either on posters, or t-shirts, and she promised to share all the details on her Twitter account.
It’s amazing to see how one person could get their point across so concisely using so few words, and hopefully, the message will reach people who still don’t see why feminism is important in the modern day.
It astonishes me to see how only one person can get her point all across the world, using only a few words, and hopefully, people will understand how feminism is still important in 2018.