Feminist can be a loaded word. What does it really mean?
This week’s topic is about the concept of functional feminism: an argument for rebranding the term to be more inclusive so that all women and enlightened men have a place in it. It's about celebrating women's choices - all of them, not just the ones that promote career and education over traditional family roles and conservative values.
I’m talking to Dana Brooks, a Tallahassee-based attorney with Fasig Brooks and author of Functional Feminism: an Apolitical Guide to Women’s Empowerment. Before Dana Brooks became an attorney, she was a paralegal, law firm administrator, mental health counselor and Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator. Her experience and reputation as a medical malpractice defense paralegal combined with her law school performance provided the basis for the exceptional opportunity Dana was offered while still in law school. Dana was sworn in as an attorney in the morning and made a named partner of a thirty-year-old revered plaintiff’s law firm that same afternoon. That was 15 years ago, and there are many years ahead.
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