Bravo, Poppy Smart

I’ve been quite slow keeping up with the news this week, and one thing I did catch up on yesterday was Poppy Smart’s story.  If, like me, you hadn’t already heard about it, Poppy hit the headlines on Monday subsequent to a police report she made against a group of builders continually wolf-whistling at her on the way to work.  Outrage ignited amongst journalists and readers alike, the general reaction to Poppy’s story plummeting somewhere in between “shit happens, get over it”, and “feminism-gone-bonkers”.

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I can say “I’m a feminist” without feeling embarrassed anymore.

Feminism has really blown up in the last 12 months, hasn’t it?  More and more people are truly beginning to understand its message and ideologies – not female superiority, not male inferiority, god no.  Equality!  That’s what it’s all about.

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