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University of Mississippi Welcomes Feminist Organization

The University of Mississippi has welcomed a new organization this semester known as the Feminist Majority, the only feminist centered group at the university.

The Feminist Majority is an organization that aims to promote equality for men, women and end the systems of oppression according to Feminist members.

The current Feminist Majority President, Elizabeth Fielder, said the organization started after Edwith Theogene, the national program coordinator, reached out to The University of Mississippi to revitalize the chapter of the Feminist Majority Organization on campus. 

“Our main platform is gender equality, to provide a cultural sense of equality on campus and equality of all people,” Fielder said, “(It is) representing women but also representing any other group that feels marginalized.”

The Feminist Majority is directly coordinated with the Sarah Isom Center.

Fielder said, “The Sarah Isom Center has helped to provide, support and strengthened the Feminist Majority Organization.”

The Feminist Majority is open for all: women, men and transgender people.

The organization is taking the initiative to make the campus better for women as a whole. Fielder believes that once other women on campus see this organization, it can counteract things like the “miss beautiful contests.”

Fielder said there are “powerful women on campus that are beautiful in their own way and feel empowered.”

Feminist Majority Vice President, Madison Baldwin hopes that the Feminist Majority tears down negative stereotypes and creates a strong foundation that allows equality on the campus and for all voices to be heard.

“This organization for me means a voice. A voice for those women, men, and transgender who support and want equality,” Baldwin said. “It means strength to embrace who we are and the talents we have as women. This organization is a representation of progress on campus.

UM junior Italiana Anderson is excited to join the Feminist Majority.

“I believe that being apart of the Feminist organization will be empowering, to be linked to powerful men and women speaks volumes for the University of Mississippi,” said Anderson.

“Feminists are not a small group of angry women anymore. They are people, men, women and transgender who believe in equality for human beings and today that is starting to become the majority,” Baldwin said. “So for me it really means what our buttons say, Feminist are the Majority.”

Jayla Whitfield is a HottyToddy.com intern. She can be reached at jowhitfi@go.olemiss.edu.

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