Period poverty is a prevalent problem in Hungary – hundreds of menstruating people, mostly young girls and women suffer from it. However, it’s not an issue that has sparked a political debate or media sensation.
Several international media outlets have praised female politicians for their leadership in curbing the coronavirus. But when this is done at the risk of promoting gender essentialism, there is cause for concern regarding how these opinions might implicate the larger goal of equality.
As a woman of color, my first interactions with feminist organizations and activists are not my best memories. I wasn’t born a feminist but I became one despite all the odds and the toxic feminism that I came across along the way.