Feminist clubs are supportive spaces to challenge sexism in all the ways it overlaps with differences like race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender expression and sexual orientation. Feminist clubs are coalition spaces where diversity is a strength and all members have a voice.

Read about the different feminist school groups in England and Wales and what they’ve been up to: including school assemblies on misogynoir and what it means to be a young muslim feminist, boys’ experiences of everyday sexism, feminist fire hot-spots and journal entries of feminist imaginations.
Check out F to the Third Power, a blog by high school feminists, for ideas and issues and learn from Ileana Jiménez at Feminist Teacher about the global feminism-in-schools movement.

How to Run a Feminism Club*


Identify the politics of your school.

Is your school conservative or progressive? Somewhere in between? Will there be support for your club or will you need to prepare for some resistance? Think about the best way to let others know, and seek support from peers and existing clubs.

Find a teacher who can act as an ally to sponsor your club.

Choose someone you like and trust, someone who will listen and offer ongoing support.

Develop diverse leadership.

Sexism is experienced differently for different groups of people. Seek out and share leadership with students of different races, genders, and abilities.

Do your research!

Read together, explore the issues you care about, learn everything you can about the social problems you want to work on. Become informed!

Make plans with your members (rather than for them).

Brainstorm the topics you want to learn more about, the issues you want to take on–as a group. Set agendas and goals as a collective, plan activities and actions together.

Educate one another and your school.

Run teacher/student education workshops, make informational posters, ask to organize an assembly on a topic you care about, host a movie and discussion night, initiate a fundraiser, an action or campaign.

Contact local professors, women’s organizations, and shelters.

There are amazing people in your community fighting the good fight. Get to know them, invite them to a meeting, host them as educators and speakers, find out how you can support their work and how they can support yours.

Go on field trips.

Attend community events together, learn and bond by going to local actions, attend talks, art exhibits, movies and plays together. Have fun! Make change together!

*(adapted from Sienna Ruiz and Cammy for Rookie Magazine. Check out the full article.)

Need inspiration? Check out what young feminist activists are doing around the globe

Discover 13 empowering books for young feminists and 19 children’s books with feminist storylines.

For resources and support on how to start up your own school feminist and gender equality group, check out UK Feminista, Fearless Futures and the Gender Equalities and Leadership in Schools (GELS) Network.

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