Feminism

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What have we learned about feminism? Each generation of women has the opportunity to define this term for themselves. But what is our foundation? Wikipedia defines feminism as- " a range of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment.” Enjoy this conversation about what feminism means to you and your friends.

Rounds/Questions: The Living Room Conversation Starts Here
A Living Room Conversation flows through 5 rounds of questions and the closing. During some rounds, each question will be addressed. In other rounds, the multiple questions are intended as conversation starters and you need only respond to the one or two that matter the most to you. In the event the conversation wanders off track, we will refer to this Conversation Guide to get it back on track.

Round One: Getting Started / Why Are We Here?
●What interested you or drew you to this conversation?

Round Two: Core Values
Answer one or more of the following:
●What sense of purpose / mission / duty guides you in your life?
●What would your best friend say about who you are and what makes you “tick”?
●What are your hopes and concerns for your community and/or the country now and long-term?

Round Three: What do we know about Feminism and Who Taught Us?
Remember that the goal for this Living Room Conversation is for all of us to listen and learn about where we have different opinions and where we have shared interests, intentions and goals. Answer one or more of the following questions:
●Where did you learn about feminism? And what did you learn?
●Has feminism played in your life?
●Do you have any concerns about feminism?
●Do you call yourself a Feminist?

Round Four: Reflection
Answer one or more of the following questions:
●In one sentence, share what was most meaningful / valuable to you in the experience of this Living Room Conversation.
●What learning, new understanding or common ground was found on this topic?
●Has this conversation changed your perception of anyone in this group, including yourself?

Round Five: Accomplishment and Next Steps
Answer both of the following questions:
●What is one important thing you thought was accomplished here?
●Is there a next step you would like to take based upon the conversation you just had?

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