Feminist Party Scores First Victory in EU Election

“Feminism” may still seem like a dirty word in many parts of the world, yet feminists have made significant progress in European politics this week. For the first time ever, a candidate attached to an out-and-out “feminist” elected to serve on the European Parliament. Soraya Post, a 57-year-old mother of four, will 35% female representation, none of the members were aligned with a feminist party. The hope is that an increased feminist presence will help to actually address issues of gender equality rather than the status quo of giving these issues lip service followed by inaction. This year, the Feminist Initiative campaigned in favor of reproductive intersectionality of modern feminism, the party’s most emphasized position was actually about the op-ed writer in the Telegraph feels that its not a good move to have feminists remove their perspective from mainstream parties and instead situate themselves as a fringe group. On the other hand, why should feminists patiently wait for existing democratic groups to take their message seriously when they have the backing necessary to

As American looking in on this political advancement from a distance, I can only imagine the kind of reception an unabashed “feminist” party would receive here in the United States. The plight for equality would almost certainly be misrepresented as anti-man and fail to garner the supporters necessary to