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These Photos From McGill Law's Feminist Collective Challenge Stereotypes About The 'F-Word'

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The word "feminist" has a bad reputation, but a new campaign from the Feminist Collective at McGill Law School shows us that the "f-word" encompasses a huge range of people.

A series of photographs posted on the McGill Feminists Tumblr shows people who identify as feminists. The images challenge tired stereotypes about feminists, namely the idea that anyone who would call themselves the "f-word" is a man-hating, white, liberal woman.

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Feminists can wear makeup, take their husband's surname and want to spend more time with their children. Feminists can be suit-wearing, cigar-smoking men of color. Feminists can come from all sorts of different backgrounds.

These images remind us of how author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie defined feminism in her April 2013 TEDx Talk, as quoted in the Beyoncé's music video for "Flawless." Her take? "Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes."

The portraits from McGill's Feminist Collective remind us just how many different types of people share these beliefs. Check out more images below, and head over to the Tumblr page to see the rest of the collection.

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[h/t Ms. Magazine]

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