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Running Head: WHAT IS TRUE FEMINISM
What is True Feminism?
WHAT IS TRUE FEMINISM
Margo Okazawa, an activist & educator works on matters of armed conflict, militarism,
and violence against women. She explains that she did not know where start when she came out
as a lesbian at the age of 24. She says that there was no place for lesbians in the society during
the time. So she decided to work towards creating a place for people of her category who the
society did not accept. This was taking place in Boston. It is in Boston back in 1972 where she
met other feminists including feminists of color and white women feminists. She explains that it
was a group of women trying to explore who they are and their politics. What made it exciting is
the issues they were trying to understand including monogamy, non-monogamy, transgender
issues, and the experimentation of what mattered to them and whom they were. It became clear
to Okazawa that all that mattered most for her was her values and politics. Margo Okazawa was
encouraged into feminism by her background where her parents’ relationship was not accepted
by society. As such, she has been against critiques of racism in terms of gender from the word
go. She also belonged to the transgender group, which was not accepted by society. Okazawa’s
attendance at the Fullbright Research Fellowship in South Korea awakened her feminism
ambitions. Her arguments are that intersectionality should not be reduced to a few identities,
feminism is dynamic, and a feminist should not measure the change they are making.
Just as Margo Okazawa puts it, intersectionality should not be reduced to a few identities
when it comes to analyzi...