Women Against Feminism: What does it mean to be a feminist today?

A photo posted in the Women Against Feminism Facebook group. (Facebook/Danielle Gieger)


We delve into the Women Against Feminism movement and the heated debate it has sparked about what it means to be feminist.

Wonder Woman may have been the epitome of the strong, independently-minded woman of the 70s. But as she undergoes a mainstream makeover for a modern audience, comic book artist David Finch drew a new line on the character.

He told Comic Book Resources, "We want her to be a strong - I don't want to say feminist - but a strong character." His rejection of Diana's feminist roots caused quite a backlash.

While Finch later said he regretted his choice of words, it seems unlikely that the women behind these recent words take them back anytime soon...

Those are some of the tweets and posts from the #WomenAgainstFeminism meme, as read by our producers. The meme has outraged many, and led to questions about what it means to be a feminist.

  • Related: Listen to our 2011 interview with feminist icon Gloria Steinem

To explore those ideas, we were joined by a panel of three guests:

- Julie Klose is a freelance writer and blogger.

- Sheila Sampath is the Editorial and Art Director of Shameless Magazine.

- Aisha Nofal is a third year law student at McGill University.

Do you identify with feminism?

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This segment was produced by The Current's Shannon Higgins and Sarah Grant.

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