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Is Microfeminism the Ultimate Girls-Girl Move?

Women on TikTok are bringing girlhood into the office and more.

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Is Microfeminism the Ultimate Girls-Girl Move?

Women on TikTok are bringing girlhood into the office and more.

Ah, feminism – one word that somehow gets everyone’s panties in a bunch. For those already clutching their pearls at the thought of feminism, microfeminism just entered the TikTok trends chat.

Recently popularized by Jen Manly, microfeminism is the feminist version of “small acts of kindness.” For example, holding the door for someone or grabbing your classmate a cup of coffee on your way to lecture. In regards to girlhood, it refers to actioning change through “small, highly intentional daily gestures,” as Glamour wrote.

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In the workplace, it can look like hyping up the contributions of your femme counterparts or as one TikTok creator shared, adding the female assistant’s name to the email before the name of the CEO as they’re the ones screening emails anyways. As women on TikTok are sharing, these acts are not only, but encourage bring girl code into the workplace. The goal is that long term, these acts of microfeminism foster a society that actually cares about women and puts that care into action.

Women on TikTok are loving the term — here’s what they have to say.

@strategicclassroom Replying to @Suzanne yesss this is my favorite act of microfeminism. Shoutout Kali at @joinblush for this solid piece of advice in my 20s. #feminism #microfeminism ♬ original sound – Jen | Teacher Time Hacks

@ellalowgren #stitch with @Ashley Chaney these are my day to day #microfeminism moments. what are yours? #feminism ♬ original sound – Ashley Chaney

@katiewood____ as always, I am for the girls 🎀 #microfeminism #feminism ♬ original sound – katie wood

What do you think? Can micro feminism lead to deep, meaningful change? Or is it just another buzz word?

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