Today I attended the initial meeting of Plymouth University’s Feminist Society, it was started to tackle the LAD and rape culture inset into the student population but also to fight misconceptions about Feminism and to create a space to discuss feminist activism and theory.
As part of a University module I am currently making a documentary about student perspectives on feminism, so three of the founders of the society were kind enough to let me interview them once the session was over. Everyone at the meeting made some really interesting points about the issues with gender inequality currently and what can be done in the University to help fight this. It was also really helpful to my documentary to see the diverse range of what being a feminist means to people at the University. It was also really good to see men there to discuss gender equality as they brought a new perspective to the debate of feminism in this generation.
I’m looking forward to seeing where this society goes in relation to my documentary but also in the sense of improving gender equality at the University.