What is feminism for?

What its  feminism for?


  • To ensure the human rights of all women, regardless of their socioeconomic status, nationality, ethnicity, religion, profession, sexual orientation, or age.


  • To end female poverty and ensure access to water and land for all women farmers around the world.


  • To eliminate all forms of violence against women: abuse, sexual violence, kidnappings, sexual exploitation, slavery, abuse, mutilations, stoning, and feminicides.


  • To grant women freedom of movement and the ability to be in all spaces, to walk down the street without fear.


  • To enable girls to study and choose their profession with equal opportunities.


  • To provide boys and girls with sexual and emotional education, so they can enjoy sex and love without fear of pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases.


  • To uphold the rights of working women, ensuring they receive equal pay for the same jobs as men, avoiding labor precarity, and preventing unemployment during economic crises.


  • To empower women to organize, defend their rights, and build networks of affection, cooperation, and mutual support.


  • To put an end to double standards and the tyranny of beauty, allowing women to view their bodies without shame and enjoy their sexuality and eroticism without fear.


  • To teach boys to take care of themselves and their own homes, so they don't rely on maids when they grow up.


  • To recognize domestic work politically and socially, and ensure fair compensation for those engaged in essential survival tasks (nutrition, hygiene, health, care, upbringing, and education). To guarantee all rights for domestic workers.


  • To denounce the invisibility of women's work in basic and higher education, in the media, in History, in Science, in Art, Culture, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
  • So that women feel free to choose their partner and to separate.
  • To prevent women from being raped or abused by their relatives when they are girls.
  • To ensure that women are not psychologically or physically abused by their partners.
  • To prevent discrimination, murder, and punishment of lesbian women and transgender individuals.
  • To put an end to the trafficking of sex slaves and the trafficking of women worldwide.
  • To enable women to be emotionally and financially independent.
  • To stop mass murders of women by their current or former partners.
  • To grant women the right to vote and be voted for.
  • To allow women to freely choose whether or not they want to be mothers, to balance motherhood with their work life, and to prevent them from being fired or penalized for their maternity.
  • To enable men to balance fatherhood with their work life, to actively participate in caregiving tasks, and to exercise their rights as fathers without social or economic penalties.
  • So that men can give and receive affection in public without fear of being insulted or demeaned by comparing them to girls or gays.
  • So that men can have beautiful relationships with free and autonomous women.


  • So that men can have beautiful relationships with other men, and women with other women, without suffering punishment or discrimination.


  • So that women and men can raise their sons and daughters with equal conditions and good treatment.


  • So that women do not have to be oppressed by gender mandates, so that no one imposes a model of womanhood on them, and so they can choose the type of femininity they desire or construct their own.


  • So that men can feel free from patriarchy. They can express their feelings without fear, learn to solve their problems without violence, and liberate themselves from the fear of not measuring up as an alpha male.


  • To build a better, more peaceful, and egalitarian world.


  • To dismantle romantic love and invent other ways of caring for each other, organizing ourselves, and relating to one another.

Coral Herrera Gómez


Original in spanish:

¿Para qué sirve el feminismo?