Meet the Team: Students Against Measure 1 in North Dakota on What Feminism Means to Them

By Alicia McElhaney
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We’re proud to be working with feminist students to defeat Measure 1, a dangerous personhood amendment being decided this election in North Dakota. These are their faces!

Cody Stanley

Cody Stanley

I’m a PHD student at University of North Dakota studying history. I have a masters of arts degree in history and a bachelor of arts in history and political science. I think feminism is important because everyone’s liberation comes through addressing gender equality.

Emily Driscoll

Emily Driscoll

I’m a junior at North Dakota State University studying business administration. I’m a feminist because growing up I was able to recognize that there are still so many inequalities in the world, and not until recently did I realize that I can truly make a difference as an individual by identifying as a feminist and doing activist work.

Devon Payne

Devon Payne

I’m a senior at Minnesota State University Moorhead studying women’s and gender studie, and it is my responsibility as a human to identify as a feminist because I see problems in the world that I want to change – they need to change.

Emily Ramstad

Emily Ramstad

I’m a senior at North Dakota State University studying sociology with a minor in women’s and gender studies. I am a feminist because I believe that women should be able to walk through everyday life without being in fear of harassment, violence, and judgement.

Kate Black

Kate Black

I’m a senior at North Dakota State University studying microbiology with a minor in chemistry. I am a feminist because, in a nutshell, I believe in equality, empathy, and social change.

Grace Peterson

Grace Peterson

I am a senior at North Dakota State University studying English, and I’m a feminist because my gender should not limit my rights and opportunities.

Kate Lucero

kate_luceroI’m a senior at Minnesota State University Moorhead with a women’s and gender studies and philosophy double major, creative writing minor and women in science certificate. I feel called to take action because of systemic injustice and feminist is a vehicle of solidarity to tackle these injustices of “white male capitalist patriarchy.” #bellhooks.

Miranda Gardner

Miranda Gardner

I’m a freshman at University of North Dakota studying entrepreneurship, and I am a feminist because I should not have to walk back from my night class while clutching pepper spray “just in case.”

Sarah Stein

Sarah Stein

I’m a sophomore at University of North Dakota studying social work. As a humanitarian, I believe in equality for all which includes equal rights for women. Women need and deserve equal representation, pay and the right to not have middle aged men telling them what they can and cannot do with their bodies.

By Alicia McElhaney

Alicia is an FMF intern and a journalism major at University of Maryland. At UMD, she teaches body positive fitness classes and hosts her own radio show. For fun, she likes to bake, pet puppies (preferably wiener dogs) and hike.

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