Are you a feminist? What does that term mean to you? In 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Ninety-six years later a woman becomes the presidential nominee of a major political party for the first time: it is a historic moment for women.
What does it mean to be a feminist in 2016 and why do many shy away from that moniker? Five guests join the discussion on The Point: Angelique Roche, Director of External Affairs for the Ms. Foundation; Brenda Loan Baker, a certified professional coach who runs Fire and Ice Coaching (now called Inner Ovation); Dr. Mary Hunt, a feminist theologian and co-founder and co-director of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Maryland; former Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray; and Valerie Bassett, Executive Director of The Women’s Fund of South Eastern Massachusetts. Elsa Partan hosts the conversation.