Monday, September 9, 2013 6:44:40 AM
Advocacy groups work for marginalised people. When 50% of a population is treated as 2nd class citizens it is fairly safe to say they are marginalised. I am not quite sure at what point you want to say women are/were not ,marginalised. For starters you need to identify the population group - Earth as a whole- the US, the UK, Finland- London. Then at what point you feel equality is reached. Certainly some groups of women are reaching a reasonable state of equality- but NOT all by a bloody long way. So which women don't count? Women in Saudi or Afghan- poor women of colour in the US- do you think we should all ignore them because a few of you over privileged citizens feel that some rich uppity white women do not know their place. Feminism is not an on/off switch- just as all social justice movements it has shades and nuances depending on circumstance.