What does feminism mean to you?

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What does feminism mean to you?
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 6:20am

I noted that feminism was touched upon in another thread and that people involved in the discussion seemed to have different definitions and outlooks on feminism. I'm curious about all of these different views and definitions not only as a student, but in the context of the WOH/SAH debate. 

FWIW, this wouldn't be the first place that I've heard about varying levels of feminism. I once stumbled across a group of women who were proud to tell me that they were anti-feminist, because they didn't hate men and they enjoyed wearing bras and having babies.

So, what does feminism mean to you? Do you think that feminism is big and complex enough to have multiple definitions?

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:41am
Your need for immediate gratification likely won't be met on a message board, lol.
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:43am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Lol.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Too funny.  How come the others but the person raising feminist sons answered for her?  Interesting....You have your answer. ;)</p>

In what way am I disqualified from answering that question?  I have a son.  I raised him.  He's a feminist, inasmuch as he believes in equal pay for equal work, and that families should choose a WOH/WAH/SAH situation that best suits their unique needs.  Is it because I only had one?

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:49am

And who controls whether more men dominate fields than women? And visa versa.....  I won't raise my kids to believe they must enter fields only reserved for their "type", Sexism only exists b/c you make it that way not others and not lines of work...  Aside from the potential choice/calling for priesthood or sisterhood sexism does NOT exist, My kids might want that, They may want to be bankers like their dad or teachers or counselors or engineers or construction workers or gasp, a SAHP b/c their significant other and s/he have afforded themselves that opportunity - That's the reality.

 

 

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:51am

That was actually a pretty feminist statement you just made Jams-- I don't know if you realize it :-)  I KNEW you had it in you!

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:53am
<3 Bea, I'm no feminist.

 

 

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:53am

<Jams: "Aside the potential choice or calling for priesthood or sisterhood sexism does NOT exist IMO">

Did you just admit that sexism is rampant in the Church? BTW, sexism does exist; but it can be overcome by smart  women and men silencing the sexists into obscurity.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:57am

aww I know you have it in you! LOL ... I dont know if you have some image that feminists are all hairy manhating bra burning protesters but uh that's not so much how it works

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:58am
I thought the church remark would catch your attention, chestnut, Lol. And yes, The RCC is a pretty sexist institution, My bet is we'll see priests marry before female priests.

 

 

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 11:09am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>You can't compare a small job in a small cubicle to corporate America either. </p>

A small job in a small cubicle is the stereotypical corporate American job, read Dilbert.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 11:32am
In my field, pre-acceptance negotiations are the norm. Ask for the moon, because if you don't get it when you are first hired, chances are you never will.

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