Your Thoughts: What Does It Mean To Be A ‘Feminist’ In Your Country?

n Rwanda, some consider feminism a dirty word, says NPR's Gregory Warner in his Invisibilia podcast. It's shorthand for too aggressive, too liberated, too selfish. Yet women in Rwanda hold 64 percent of the seats in parliament — more than any other country.

What he found is that even in a country that seemingly embraces gender equality, there are invisible forces — belief systems and cultural traditions — that may shape society's view of how a woman should behave, what it means to exercise her rights and how far she should push her boundaries.

That made us curious: What does it mean to be a feminist in different countries around the world? And what are the "invisible forces" in your country that influence the definition of feminism?

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