EUSA decide to become “a feminist”
On Thursday 21st November, EUSA’s Student Council Meeting will vote on whether “EUSA is a feminist”
After a dry spell, EUSA are back in action. Kirsty Haigh, our Vice President of Services, is bringing the motion that “EUSA is a feminist” to the Student Council Meeting this Thursday.
The motion says EUSA should trumpet “intersectional Feminism to the student body and challenge negative connotations around the word and ideology.”
“Everyone should be a feminist as Feminism is the way forward to creating a more equal society.”
The motion also seeks to ensure that: “everyone understands that gender is a social construct.”
Questions have been raised about the plan. Sarah Moffat, our Women’s Liberation Convenor, has said: “Some feminists believe [males] can [be feminists], others don’t”.
The fact that some students are male could pose a problem, as could the fact that not all students are feminists.
However, the motion suggests that this may only be the case because: “There are students on campus who do not know or understand the term feminism.”