The f-word

82 percent of Americans don’t consider themselves feminists, poll shows

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It looks like most people are still allergic to the f-word. In a culture where feminism seems to be gaining momentum, a new poll appears to contradict that notion, showing that only 18 percent of Americans consider themselves feminists. However, 85 percent claimed they believe in “equality for women.” Despite the popular belief in equal rights, 52 percent did not identify as feminist, 26 percent were unsure, and four percent passed on the question. The poll also revealed that 39 percent of the public doesn’t identify as strictly pro-life or pro-choice. The results makes us wonder how so many people can feel lukewarm about such important issues — and what can be done to ignite more passionate responses.

Read the full story at Vox.


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