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 - 3:57pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Feminism is a political issue, Period. These extreme views are very winded ones regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on, Lol.

A dead political issue.  These are extreme views because women want special treatment.  Not to be treated as equals.

So if an equally qualified man and woman apply for the same job...the woman has to get it.  Same with pay raises, bonuses, perks.  It's affirmative action for women.  I'm not in favor of. that.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 3:45pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Feminism is a political issue, Period. These extreme views are very winded ones regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on, Lol.
What is "extreme" about equality?
jamblessedthree wrote:
Feminism is a political issue, Period. These extreme views are very winded ones regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on, Lol.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 3:45pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Feminism is a political issue, Period. These extreme views are very winded ones regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on, Lol.
What is "extreme" about equality?
jamblessedthree wrote:
Feminism is a political issue, Period. These extreme views are very winded ones regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on, Lol.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 3:40pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Feminism is a political issue, Period. These extreme views are very winded ones regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on, Lol.

If you mean that it is a political issue because it impacts so many people across the board, regardless of their political beliefs?    Equal rights is an extreme view and very winded?  Is that what you are saying?

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 3:31pm

Jam, which extreme views? 

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 3:30pm

Yes, I understand this which is why I believe we'll see priests marry (before anything else). 

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p>Priests were married into well into the Middle Ages. The celibacy thing came out of monasticism and essentially stopped family dynamics from interferring in church politics. That is hugely simplifying things, of course, but my point is that priests/bishops/etc were not celibate and most were married for centuries in the early church. The celibacy requirement is far more political than scriptural. The tradition of the diminished role of women in the RCC has much to do with the role of women in society back in the day. Jesus was quite radical in his approach to women and has often been referred to as the first feminist. Remember who discovered the empty tomb and took that news back to the disciples...</p>

 

 

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 3:25pm
Feminism is a political issue, Period. These extreme views are very winded ones regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on, Lol.

 

 

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 2:45pm
"Feminisim is NOT a conservative or liberal issue. I'm a registered Republican who generally votes along party lines." -------- Exactly!
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 1:24pm

Which is why you remain my favorite conservative :-)

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 1:16pm

Priests were married into well into the Middle Ages. The celibacy thing came out of monasticism and essentially stopped family dynamics from interferring in church politics. That is hugely simplifying things, of course, but my point is that priests/bishops/etc were not celibate and most were married for centuries in the early church. The celibacy requirement is far more political than scriptural. The tradition of the diminished role of women in the RCC has much to do with the role of women in society back in the day. Jesus was quite radical in his approach to women and has often been referred to as the first feminist. Remember who discovered the empty tomb and took that news back to the disciples...

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