Students Inquire Into Relevance of Feminism

IMG_4187A panel of five staff and faculty members recently gathered in Kresge Auditorium to answer student questions about the state of feminism today and its manifestation at Bowdoin.

Jackie Fickes ’15 and Anissa Tanksley ’14 organized the panel discussion, “What the F is Feminism and Who Needs it Anyway?” with Melissa Quinby, director of the Women’s Resource Center. Fickes and Tanksley also moderated the event, which took place during the student organized Uncommon Hour — a Friday lunchtime talk that falls between regularly scheduled Common Hours.

“We unanimously agreed that [the panel] was important because the word ‘feminism’ really has become an F-word of sorts, and we wanted to talk about that,” Fickes explained. “We wanted to take a look at the murky connotation the word has and then go beyond that to examine where feminism applies and how it affects us.” Read the full story.

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