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Pop feminism inspiring more young women to get involved in politics

Emma Watson, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Antonia Zerbisias — if you’re not sure what these four women have to do with Canadian politics, you probably haven’t been following the meteoric surge of pop feminism over the past two years.

“What’s been most encouraging is seeing the diversity of young women who are taking to Twitter and other social media platforms to engage in a conversation about these issues,” said Sarah Kennell, spokeswoman for Action Canada. “In Canada specifically, we haven’t had an election now in four years and a lot has changed from a technology perspective. Social media is a lot more adept and we’re seeing social media being used for political purposes.”

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