What’s Feminist About Equality? | Finn Mackay | TEDxCoventGardenWomen

In this thought provoking talk, Finn Mackay debunks myths and misunderstandings about feminism. In particular, Finn challenges our understanding of feminism as being about equality. She demonstrates instead how it is a revolutionary movement that seeks to dismantle structural inequalities. Dr. Finn Mackay is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England in Bristol. In her spare time she wrote a book on radical feminism, which is originally titled ‘Radical Feminism’ and published by Palgrave. In 2004 Finn founded the London Feminist Network and was part of reviving the women’s Reclaim the Night march against all forms of male violence against women and children. A regular speaker, writer and commentator on social justice issues, Finn can be found tweeting and blogging on many subjects including masculinities, animal rights and cat memes. She thinks the recent decision by John Lewis to make all children’s clothes available to all children is just fine This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  1. This entire premise is illogical. "Feminism is not about equality". Ok, what's it about? "It's about elimination of structural inequalities." WHICH IS ABOUT CREATING EQUALITY

  2. What is Equality got to do with feminism?

    Take Abortion. Do feminists believe that mothers and fathers should have equal rights to decide whether their child is aborted?

    Now, don't get me wrong, I agree you can justify why you believe in inequality on this issue, but justified inequality, isn't equality.

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