While there are still plenty of people out there who confuse being a feminist with being a man-hating lesbian, New College students do not seem to be confused about what it means to be a feminist and why the world needs feminism. The New College Needs Feminism photo shoot took place in the Black Box Theater for the fourth year in a row this past week. More than 20 students participated by writing down reasons why they need feminism on dry erase boards and posing for pictures.
The photo campaign was originally started in 2012 by students at Duke University, and quickly gained popularity on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter where it received both praise and criticism. That same year, then second-year and former Catalyst editor, Skylar Ead organized a similar photo shoot on New College’s campus and the event has continued every year since.
“The best part of the event for me was having a chance to really reflect on what feminism does for me on a personal level,” second-year Margot Mooney said. “It was more impacting than I expected.”
All of the photos can be found by clicking the link posted to the original Forum thread.