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 - 9:20am
Having just elected a new county judge this last election I hear that. I don't know him but he ran against a respected woman in the area, Lawyer friends had their opinions but in the end, It's really about each individual case not how conservative or liberal one is anyway which is a good point you make.

 

 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:25am

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
  what part of my  9 million references to 'my daughter' led you believe I wasn't raising a girl... ?

Absolutely nothing.  How odd.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:29am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Having just elected a new county judge this last election I hear that. I don't know him but he ran against a respected woman in the area, Lawyer friends had their opinions but in the end, It's really about each individual case not how conservative or liberal one is anyway which is a good point you make.

Exactly.  Employment decisions are made on an individual case by case basis.  Employers want to make money.  It's a given, something everybody knows.  Certainly employers.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:29am

isn't it? since you said the ones who thought there was inequality were the ones not raising girls ... huh.. funny that... and yet ReginaGeorge and I are both moms of girls as is Rollmops... so um.. you were kinda wrong on that one....

but I have to say I got all warm and fuzzy nostalgic at the 'sad really'... you shoudl trademark that one.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:29am

<<That would be wrong but good luck with your theories, My happy, well rounded children are being raised to not think of themselves as different and I can't fathom why a mom would raise her daughter to believe that, Or to think she must live up to somebody else's standard or expectation.   Please do re-visit the helicopter thread and define that for me, Thanks.>>

You mean other than woman are different from men?  I think you have to understand and acknowledge differences before you can respect them and clearly there isn't basic knowledge present if one considers shopping the only difference between men and woman.

I don't understand the living up to somebody else's standard or expectation either, but then I'm not one who has stated they limit their children’s dreams based on their own reality.  Talk about other persons standards, yikes.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:30am

yes employment decisions are made case by case.. but check the salaries after the employement decisoin and you often find a different story.  

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:31am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Meritocracy is exactly my point, Don't slide the offer to a less qualified woman just b/c, well....  she has ovaries. </p>

Why would you assume that the woman is the less qualified person?  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:31am

jamblessedthree wrote:
There is no such thing as having it all.

Sure there is...

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:33am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I'll take it that you don't know what raising grounded children looks like. </p>

I don't know who you are directing this too but I think this comment is personal and unfounded regardless of the direction you are tossing your stone of judgment.  Please by all means explain why and how you are sitting in judgment of other posters parenting?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:34am
I am not raising daughters, but I am doing my best to raise feminist men. I've succeeded with #1. Number Two, well the jury is still out.

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