“Often, as feminists, our decisions to call out instances of oppression and to challenge power dynamics are met with backlash.” – Danielle Normandeau
The Who Needs Feminism campaign was started by students at Duke University who wanted to challenge widespread misconceptions of feminism in contemporary Western culture. These students provoke their interlocutors to reconceptualize definitions of feminism.
Following the campaign at Duke, students involved in FUA, Feminists at the University of Alberta, decided that it was time to add more voices to this critical discussion about feminism. Members of the FUA set up a table in HUB mall and asked students at the University of Alberta why they need feminism. The images included in this exhibit consist of their wide array of responses.
Who needs feminism was on display in the Feminist Exhibition Space from July to September 2013. Women’s and Gender Studies librarian Jorden Smith organized the display of this work in the Rutherford Galleria and then at the Augustana campus library.