Resolved, a bi-weekly column on Chatter, features viewpoints from members of the Philodemic Society on the topic of this week’s debate. This week, Philodemic debates the changing face of modern feminism and analyzes its implications for the future. Join them this Thursday at 8 p.m. in Healy 208 as they debate “Resolved: Feminism has no obligation to men.”

NEGATIVE: A Myriad Movement
Abby Grace

“In the 21st century, feminism is facing the unique challenge of transforming itself from a movement dominated by upper-middle class white women, into a movement centered around a larger struggle for equality regardless of race, gender, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation.” Read more.

AFFIRMATIVE: The Throes of Patriarchy
Emily Coccia

“In recent articles and speeches from pop culture feminists, a trend has emerged wherein women feel compelled to ensure men’s inclusion. In Emma Watson’s speech at the UN, she declared, “Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too.” Read more.

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