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This is What Feminists at MIT Look Like

Audience Participation

MIT’s Women and Gender Studies program set up a photoboth during the university’s 2011 open house as part of an effort to diffuse the stereotypical (and sometimes negative) image of feminism, which, by it’s only definition, is simply a movement for equal rights for people of all genders. More than 175 people participated and at a place like MIT, we’re guessing a good number of them were geeks of some kind.

Professor of philosophy Sally Haslanger said:

Many people accept the basic principles of feminism (anti-sexism!?) but resist the f-word. Our thought is that by showing that feminism is a broad-based movement that includes people of all kinds, we can defuse some of the anxiety about the word and build connections and coalitions more easily.

Here’s just a few photos from MIT’s G&WS Flickr stream.


(via The Hathor Legacy.)

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