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The Signal asks… How do you define feminism?

Miranda Sirimis, senior elementary education major.
Miranda Sirimis, senior elementary education major.

“I define it as a movement in which people are fighting for equal rights among men and women.”

Ricardo Rigodon, junior computer science major.
Ricardo Rigodon, junior computer science major.

“It’s a mixed thing for me. There are positives and there’s also a lot of negatives… They focus on manspreading, (which is when) guys are not giving women enough room (to move when they’re sitting).”

Sean Reis, sophomore journalism major.
Sean Reis, sophomore journalism major.

“It’s a touchy subject. There’s a lot of types (of feminists)… there’s a lot that believe in equality, and I agree with them. There’s some who go over the top and want to be superior, which is ironic.”

Priya Mansukhani, freshman biology major.
Priya Mansukhani, freshman biology major.

“I think it’s women embracing what they represent and (they’re) standing up for their rights. I’d say (some) overdo it as in… they go too far (when saying) what women stand for. They exaggerate how the world sees them.”

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Feminism encourages fair, equal treatment of both men and women. (Raphaëlle Gamanho / Cartoonist)

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