The National Organization of Women will be hosting the first annual “Ask a Feminist” interactive panel will be held on Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Russell Union room 2047.
The event will consist of a panel of professionals, as well as students and members of N.O.W.. discussing the topic of feminism and answering questions from the attendees.
The GSU N.O.W. chapter, which is part of the largest organization of feminist activist in the United States, has also hosted a numerous amount of events throughout their 10-year existence at GSU, including the Vagina Monologues.
Sydnie Madison, President of N.O.W, discussed how the event came about.
“I took this event from the “Ask an Atheist” panel,” Madison said. “I was at the event and there were a variety of religions discussing what it is to be atheist and trying to get a better understanding. So I took that idea and changed it to “Ask a Feminist” with some help of from other professionals as well.”
For some students, feminism has numerous definitions attached to it. Some negative or positive, depending on who is being asked.
“I guess it would be more on the lines of instead of men being dominant in the world, it would be more about females,” Lanisha Wilson, junior biology major, said. “I guess people refer to the Bible sometimes or some would say that the man is in charge, but it just looks like women trying to make difference instead of being known a less of a man. “
The N.O.W. believes that the event will broaden others on social issues, as well as getting others to be aware of feminism and problems regarding intersectionality.
Junior chemistry major Kalyn Warren has a specific question she would like answered regarding feminism
“I think my question would be, what do you think is the best way to combat someone who thinks that feminism is when women want to be better than men,” Warren said. “You know sometimes that issue right there can cause a fight, so I would like to see how knowledgeable people would answer that.”
The event is free and open to the public.