Feminist high school boys declare: “I am a feminist”

We came across this blog post when a video was shared with us via Facebook. Feminism is just entering the vocabulary of Bahamians, and there is still work to be done to ensure that they know what it means. The word, the movement, and the purpose need to be made clear, and we’re doing it one step at a time. Take a few minutes to watch this video and find out what a few high school students think about feminism after taking a course.

Feminist Teacher

Thinks boys can’t be feminists? The seven boys who have taken my high school feminism class in the last two years disagree. They even got together to make a video to share the ways in which feminism has made an impact on their lives as young men.

“My reason for taking the feminism course is that especially in high school, there’s not opportunities like this that come around, ever,” says Bruke, a high school senior who took my feminism class when he was a junior in the fall of 2012.

“At one point, we wrote an intersectionality essay, and that taught me that nothing is really one-dimensional. Like you can’t just be black. You can be black and gay; or like black, gay, disabled. There are many different things that don’t relate to the master narrative,” Nathaniel, senior, who also took my course in 2012 and later appeared with Gloria…

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