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Womankind #4: Editor’s letter

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by Womankind mag on April 22, 2015

We ask children: “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” The answers are commonplace: sports star, pop star, actress and astronaut. You’re unlikely to hear: “I want to become a revolutionary”.

When we think of revolutionaries, we think of people like Che Guevara. We associate the term with words like rebel, dissident, and insurgent. But by definition, a ‘revolutionary’ is someone who brings about major or fundamental change. Founders of search engines and social media companies fit this definition. Who hasn’t seen their life fundamentally changed by technology over the past decade?

Politicians and leaders of multinational organisations are also people who enact change on a large scale – revolutionaries by definition. For surrealist artists such as Frida Kahlo revolution was viewed as a virtue. To be a revolutionary was to possess moral excellence, and a capacity to act.

Indeed, to set forth and create a world with meaning, a world that reflects your needs and values – who doesn’t want to achieve that? I know what I want to be when I grow up.

Antonia Case

Editor, Womankind magazine

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