Women who don’t know the difference between a feminist, a feminist journalist and a feminist are often left hanging, says Arianna Huffman.
Huffman is a journalist and author who is a co-founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation and the author of “Women’s Liberation: The Women’s Agenda and the Politics of Change.”
HuffPostman spoke to MTV News’ Andrea Mitchell about the importance of gender roles in the workplace, what’s driving the rise of feminism and how she plans to change the world.
What does a feminist mean to you?
Well, it’s kind of the opposite of a journalist.
I mean, we’ve always been a journalist, but it was not the journalistic way to be.
We had to write about things that we were passionate about and those things would be the subject of a story.
We would then have to get back to the editorial staff and say, “Okay, we need to change this thing.”
And then, if the editorial crew wanted to change it, they had to go back to me and say they wanted to write something completely different.
And I would go, “What’s wrong with that?”
Because the way I work is to go into a room and write a story about something that’s important to you, which is a feminist story.
And then I would ask the writers what’s the problem with that?
And they would say, Well, it makes me uncomfortable.
And that’s OK, because I’m not trying to be judgmental about it, because that’s not what I do.
And the way you do that is you get together with the other people in the room and you write down what you think is important, and then you have a team of editors, people who will take a look at that and say okay, this is a good idea, this story is good, this has merit.
And so that’s what a feminist is about.
How do you define a feminist?
A feminist journalist.
A feminist columnist.
A woman who writes about gender equality and social justice.
What do you look for in a feminist article?
Well you know, I think the thing is, a lot of times when you read a feminist magazine, the editor’s name is not mentioned, but the title of the piece is.
And when you look at what’s written about, you realize that women, especially women of color, have been writing about their experience of sexual violence for a long time, and women of different backgrounds and experiences have been doing the same work.
And this is why I think that it’s important for the readers to see the diversity in the writers that are being included in these stories, because this is what’s really important to them.
And in some cases, I’ve seen stories about black women and Native American women.
I’ve also seen stories from Native American communities about how there is a lot more of an emphasis on women, women of colour, women who are from poor communities and women in rural communities and the work that goes into making that happen.
And a lot can be made out of that, but you need to know that there are people in these narratives that have worked really hard and really hard to make it happen.
Is it sexist to write a woman who is struggling to get by?
Yes, it is.
What is the point?
To be honest, I don’t have a problem with a woman struggling.
But if that woman’s writing about that, it might be more about that than it is about the person.
The point is, you need the person to have an opinion.
And sometimes that is a woman’s fault.
I have no problem with the person writing about my family.
But when it’s a woman, you have to be careful about who you use as an example.
And how do you go about that?
Well, the first thing that I always do when I’m writing about a woman is I go through all the pieces, because, I feel like a woman should have a voice.
So if she’s a writer, I write the book.
If she’s not a writer?
Then I write something about her.
And what I want is, when I write about a person, I want to give them the credit that they’re not the only person in a story that has to deal with that.
And as a result, I try to be very thoughtful about what I’m talking about.
I try not to use women in a way that is sexist or that’s demeaning.
I want the person that I’m speaking to to have the credit.
And they need to be given that credit.
Are there some examples of what a woman writer has written that is really important?
A lot of the stories that are in the Feminist Magazines are about women who have experienced rape.
A whole lot of them are about how they deal with