Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF)
That Name: Feminist Majority
The name Feminist Majority is a consciousness-raiser, inspired
by a Newsweek/Gallup public opinion poll that showed the majority
of women (56%) in the United States self-identified as feminists.
Most polls since then reveal that this majority continues with over
two-thirds of young women self-identifying as feminists. Most men,
especially young men, view themselves as supporters of the women's
What is a Feminist Anyway?
Feminism n. the
policy, practice, and advocacy of political, economic, and social
equality for women.
Feminist adj. or n. a person who
Our definition of feminism is simple yet broad: "the policy,
practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality
for women." A feminist is any person -- woman or man, girl
or boy -- who advocates feminism. The Feminist Majority Foundation
views feminism as a global movement dedicated to equality and seeks
to eliminate discrimination of all kinds -- sex, race, sexual orientation,
age, religion, national origin, disability, and marital status.
And, like feminists since the late 19th Century, we advocate non-violence
and work to eliminate social and economic injustice.
The Foremost Source on Feminist Issues
The Feminist Majority Foundation
(FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization
dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.
In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women
economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes
that feminists - both women and men - who believe in women's equality
are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.
Led by FMF President Eleanor Smeal, our research and action
programs focus on advancing the legal, social and political equality
of women with men, countering the backlash to women's advancement,
and recruiting and training young feminists to encourage future
leadership for the feminist movement in the United States. To carry
out these aims, FMF engages in research and public policy development,
public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership
training and development programs, and participates in and organizes
forums on issues of women's equality and empowerment.
Feminist Majority Foundation - Mission & Principles
FM Leadership Alliance Core Documents