The Radical Idea refers to the quote “Feminism is the radical idea that women are people too”. It cross-applies that notion with the idea that members of the LGBTQ community are also people–that in fact, people are people, and things like gender and sexuality should not define us. Please feel free to share with me any articles you find, questions you come up with, or opinions you have about these topics.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Randi Saunders (American University) is the primary author of The Radical Idea. She is studying international development and sociology with a focus on race, gender and class issues. She is particularly interested in the use of regulated institutions in creating and perpetuating norms as they pertain to race, gender, and socioeconomic status. At present, she is living in Washington, DC, and is volunteering as a rape crisis-counselor with the DC Rape Crisis Center. In her spare time, she enjoys writing novels that may or may not involve feminism.
Hayley Cavataro (University of Central Florida) is a contributing author at The Radical Idea. She is studying an amalgamation of women’s studies/creative writing/political science/anthropology. She is particularly interested in reproductive rights and the representation of gender in media. You can follow some of her other work on prochoiceinflorida.tumblr.com, or follow her on Twitter @Brainyspice. In her spare time, she enjoys fighting the system. She looks really good in hats.
*The views expressed by Randi and Hayley on The Radical Idea are their own and do not necessarily reflect the ideas or sentiments of organizations they work and volunteer with.