About

Mission

The goal of feminism is for all people to be treated equally. What differentiates feminism from other social movements is the focus on gender and how it relates to the oppression of women. However, because the ultimate goal of feminism is to end all systems of oppression, and all these systems are interconnected, the feminist movement also advocates for dismantling systems of racism, classism, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, and more. It’s impossible to advocate for feminism without also advocating for ending these other oppressive systems, because they affect women of different colors, genders, sexualities, religions, classes, etc. Additionally, all people cannot be equal if men who are not white, men who are not heterosexual, etc. are not treated equally. The goal of this page is to increase education about, not only feminism, but also other social movements and causes. Please share, repost, and promote the graphics you find on this page, as increasing education about these systems is crucial to dismantling them.

Why the birdcage logo?

birdcage

[Feminist philosopher Marilyn Frye uses a birdcage analogy to explain oppression. “If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires.” When you see one element of oppression, it’s easy to look past the single “wire.” It is not until you step back and see the whole picture – all the wires of oppression – that you understand the full scope of oppression. Each single example (”wire”) of oppression combines together to create a “birdcage” of oppression, confining its inhabitants and creating an oppressive structure. Frye explains, “It is perfectly obvious that the bird is surrounded by a network of systematically related barriers, no one of which would be the least hindrance to its flight, but which, by their relations to each other, are as confining as the solid walls of a dungeon.” This can be applied to sexism, racism, classism, etc.]

History

Feministastic once began as an Instagram account where I could post graphics I create about feminisim. As the page grew, I wanted a way to organize the content I created in a way that was easy for people to look at and search through. There’s a lot of great feminist websites and blogs out there, so what I’m focusing on is breaking these complex topics up into smaller, “bite-sized” pieces of feminism that are easy to share, save, and send.