Feminists of Harrogate unite!

// 14 June 2010

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Are you in Harrogate? Local group Harrogate Feminists introduce themselves

We are a new feminist group, setting up in June 2010.

We have been concerned about how the children of the internet generation are dealing with all the spoken and unspoken messages out there about how women should be. If children come to internalise the sexist assumptions which most of these messages are based on, this will only serve to perpetuate inequality down the generations. But the more of us who speak out to challenge sexism, the more of a chance there is that things will change for the better.

We are starting with a campaign to encourage Harrogate Borough Council to adopt the new licensing laws that allow better local regulation of lap-dancing venues.

In the longer term, we would like to stimulate discussion of all issues relating to equality between women and men.

Please see our website for further details www.harrogatefeminists.org.uk

Comments From You

Giles Rocholl // Posted 19 June 2010 at 6:57 pm

Can you be a male feminist?

I live in Harrogate and welcome constructive feminism and hope the group has a positive impact on the town.

Very best wishes Giles

Elmo // Posted 19 June 2010 at 8:29 pm

Hell YES you can be a feminist-I wish more men asked that question! :)

Laurel Dearing // Posted 19 June 2010 at 10:29 pm

its debatable actually whether men can be feminists as they dont have the same experiences. they can certainly be pro-feminist, and id personally be happy to call non-females feminists if they are very open, progressive and activists who give the women space to talk and take what they say seriously (or more seriously when they know better their experiences) but with friends that just agree with feminism as principal or who would like to participate but they either arent good at being feminist in practice or just debate like its an abstract concept rather than peoples actual lives i tend to stick with pro-feminist. i dont know how this group defines it, but i think you can usually assume that feminist/pro-feminist men are welcome unless it says women only.

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