In any language feminism should mean empowerment, equality, and respect for women.
What's going on with the election though seems wrong--feminism is not for sale for votes!
Neither gender nor any other demographic factor such as race, religion, color, sexual orientation and so forth, should be used to garner votes.
In this election, the mud slinging has run the gamut with accusations of "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobia, you name it."
It would be nice if people would stay focused on the issues and the future of the country and our people.
While the candidates and campaigners claim that "when they go low, we go high," the truth is we see things daily going low, low, and lower bringing out tapes and accusers just weeks before the election.
This doesn't seem to be about true feminism, but about destroying candidates and untold greed for the seat of government power.
In the meantime, while we scare everyone into believing the worst about the candidates, the rest of the world's issues from national security to the economy is lost in the translation.
Feminism is a truly critical for the fair and proper treatment of our wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, and grandmothers.
What we still see in many countries around the world today is horrifying and abhorrent where women are not only treated completely subservient to men but are abducted, sold, prostituted, gang raped, abused and undergo lashings, stonings, and honor killings.
But if we let people misappropriate feminism for electioneering, then what will be left for the women that really need freedom, equality, and protection under the law.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)