Category talk:Feminists

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Subcategories[edit]

I'd really like to see this category broken down into subcategories for feminist writers/theorists/activists and feminist celebrities. There is a HUGE difference between being Simone de Beauvoir or Elizabeth Cady Stanton and basically creating and/or theorizing a movement (as your life's work), or being Tyne Daly or Ashley Judd, who are celebrities known for their support of feminist causes. And I think it downplays the contributions of both the theorist/activists AND of ordinary non-celebrity women who support feminist causes to include women like Tori Amos and Janeane Garofalo in this list. Nobody would put random celebrities who believe in evolution on a list of evolutionary theorists, for instance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Geeksquad (talkcontribs)

Women[edit]

Why are they all women? I'm sure that there are men that one would consider "Feminists." You don't have to be a woman to be a feminist, however, there may not be any men who are famous for their feminism.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.10.127.203 (talkcontribs) 25 January 2006‎

We now have a category for Category:Male feminists.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 19:18, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Isn't Category:Male feminists a final rung category? --Francis Schonken (talk) 11:18, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
No, since the parent can be fully diffused to Category:Feminists by nationality and others.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 13:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Scholars subcat[edit]

I brought this up at Category talk:Scholars and will do so here as well... how feasible is constructing a Category:Feminist scholars and what would it mean and how would we determine whether or not someone goes in it?

The phrase is used twice in Christina Hoff Sommers and having a category showing who is a feminist scholar would be very useful. Of the three authors cited after this sentence I could only find an article for Sarah Projansky. I don't know whether or not to consider her one. A category seems the simplest way as an overt stance by Wikipedia on whether or not to consider an article to be about someone considered that, and then whether or not someone is a feminist scholar could be discussed on their own articles instead of on other articles which cite them. 184.145.18.50 (talk) 18:46, 17 February 2016 (UTC)