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Why Fourth Wave?
Fourth Wave is here to talk about women and other disempowered groups. We’re looking for pieces about how to make the world a better place, with an eye to reducing sexism, racism, homophobia, poverty, homelessness, mental illness, environmental destruction, and other blights. We also like reviews, humor, fiction, and poetry on those themes.
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Why are you named Fourth Wave? (Asking for a friend)
Fourth Wave is a feminist term. Suffragettes created the First Wave of feminism which earned American women the right to vote in 1920 and focused on overturning legal barriers to gender inequality.
The Second Wave came in the 1960s and ’70s and broadened the movement to include issues of sexuality, family, the workplace, and reproductive rights.
The Third Wave appeared in the 1990s and sought to redefine the term feminist, arguing for more individuality and diversity.
The Fourth Wave is the era we are in today. It started around 2012 and focuses on empowering women using Internet tools. But the Fourth Wave isn’t just about women. Fourth Wave feminists recognize that interlocking systems of power work together to keep all marginalized groups in check. They argue that increasing diversity in politics and business will bring about a better and more just society for everyone. Please join us in making the world a better place, one reader at a time. Follow Fourth Wave!