Students at the London School of Economics (LSE) have embarked on a feminism campaign following an incident involving the school's rugby team. The team distributed a flyer that described women as "slags," prompting school authorities to take action and disband them.
Similar to another project that explored racial micro-agressions at Fordham University's Lincoln Center, this campaign invites students to write down why LSE needs feminism onto a white-board. The students and staff members are then photographed holding their statements, resulting in a pretty powerful collection of images.
The collection is made up of eye-opening declarations advocating for feminism. The students cover issues ranging from equal pay, better media representation and women becoming more involved in political affairs and government organizations.
LSE Students Explain Why Feminism Matters
1. On-campus Feminism Activism - The trend of on-campus feminism activism can provide opportunities for startups and established brands alike to create products and services that cater to the demographic that believes in feminism.
2. Feminist Media Representation - The trend of advocating for feminist media representation can be an opportunity for media companies to provide content that resonates with the values of their feminist audience and create new revenue streams.
3. Gender Equality in Political Affairs - The trend of advocating for gender equality in political affairs presents an opportunity for governments, NGOs, and other organizations to develop policies and initiatives that promote gender diversity and inclusion.
1. Education - Education industry players can tap into on-campus feminism activism by offering training programs, workshops, and other services that help students and staff members develop a better understanding of gender issues.
2. Media and Entertainment - Media and entertainment companies can leverage the trend of advocating for feminist media representation by creating content that reflects the diverse voices and experiences of women in society.
3. Government and Ngos - Governments and NGOs can seize the opportunity presented by advocating for gender equality in political affairs to create policies and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion, and support women's empowerment.