Caitlin Moran on Feminism, the Patriarchy, and All Things Womanhood | Happy Place Podcast
Can men be feminists? Is there a misuse of the term feminism that makes young men hate the movement? Has feminism gone too far? Over the last ten years, Caitlin Moran has learnt that we have to allow feminism to evolve as both society and our own priorities change. Feminism simply means gender equality, and the fight is on the release both women and men from the gnawing clutches of the patriarchy.
In this chat with Fearne, Caitlin Moran explains the importance of social media in amplifying women's voices as well as how to approach men to join the feminist movement so that they do not see women as a threat. Between laughs, jokes and a few moments of reflection, Caitlin Moran explains how some time ago she asked men on Twitter what kind of issues they've been dealing with lately. And the stories that were shared ranged from hilarious to heartwarming.
What did you think of this week's episode? What stood out the most for you?
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about eating disorders and sexual assault.
Caitlin Monroe is an English journalist, author, and broadcaster at The Times, where she writes three columns a week. She has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman has been published in 28 countries and won the British Book Awards' Book of the Year 2011.
Caitlin Moran's books have made millions of women feel less alone and have inspired many to make positive changes along the way. You can find her latest book 'More than a Woman' here: amzn.to/3hSdlJS
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