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 - 10:32am

Lol.

 

 

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:33am

Of COURSE you can! Equal pay is equal pay is equal pay.. and the woman on the factory line is just as deserving of making what her male counterpart is as  a female attorney is deserving to make what her male counterparts at the same level make.  parity is parity - it doesnt just exist for white collar jobs in fact it's even MORE crucial that it exist for blue collar and pink collar jobs, it's more desperately needed there than anywhere.

As our FLOTUS said at the convention this summer when someone helps you through a door you don't turn around and slam it behind you, you turn around and help someone else and to me that is a part of being a feminist.. you can't just be in it for people like you or for things that only affect your life... be in it for the waitress working the graveyard shift at Denny's with 3 kids in school,  be in it for the administrative assitant at the bank, be in it for the woman who magically empties your office trash each morning, be in it for the nurses and teachers,  be in it for us and be in it for our daughters and their daughters.   it's about all of us... all of us.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:34am

This will get old very quickly, Thardy, but here ya go.

You graduated from college.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:35am
Which one hurts, Thardy?
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:36am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>How about this one: ...*I* graduated from college...

Well, I've certainly no proof to dispute that.  Unless your claim is your degree involved any sort of classes in history or art and then we kind of have to go back to poor David not being in the Vatican.....

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:37am

I KNEW it!

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:39am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Lol.</p>

Too funny.  How come the others but the person raising feminist sons answered for her?  Interesting....You have your answer. ;)

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:40am
You knew what, Thardy?
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:40am

knew what? That i was right all along? ;-)  thank you... I appreciate that

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:41am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>I <em>KNEW</em> it!</p>

Oh, wait, seriously?  You think you hurt my fee-fees by graduating from college?  WHY would you ever think that?

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Kitty

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