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 - 10:43am

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

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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"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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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 - 10:40am
You knew what, Thardy?
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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 - 10:37am

I KNEW it!

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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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"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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