Feminism

Sarah - posted on 03/25/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )

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So...what's everyone's thoughts on Feminism??? Just wondering.

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Rosie - posted on 03/25/2011

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i think it can be taken to far sometimes. although with out it in the first place i wouldn't have the right to vote, or the right to equal pay as a man etc.

i'm not fond of the type who think a woman shouldn't strip if she wants to because they think that all women, no matter what, are being objectified by men, even if that's what the woman wants and likes. or that i shouldn't take my husbands last name, and should keep my own even though a MAN still gave me that last name-it's just a different one!

or the door opening thing. i actually like it when men open the door for me. i DO expect it when i'm on a date simply because i'm a woman. i don't when it's just everyday life, i just think it's common courtesy then and sex has no bearing on that.

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black people have exclusive clubs....other races even have their own tv channels, education support etc..even women have their stuff

IF white people had theirs(particularly white males), then it would be racist/sexist and not allowed. thats another topic entirely though. Its a major piss off to me.

Jenni - posted on 03/25/2011

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But Tara, what if it were to do with race. As in a black person not being allowed into an exclusively white club or vice versa?

Professional sports I'm a little torn on.

With the door opening thing... i think it's fine... it's common curtesy... as long as it's not a gender specific thing... hell, sometimes I hold the door open for my husband if I get there first. I also hold the door for *anyone* who is coming in/out behind me. Don't you hate when you do that and like 10 people take advantage when you only intended on holding the door open for one person! Before you know it 5 other people are making a run for that open door. You can't just let the door close because it'd slam on them..... what do you do? I should just let the door close after the first person. If you don't make it through it's all on you. :P



We will never have true equality (not just women, races as well) until we are all regarded as humans for the most part and not overwhelmingly described by our gender or race. But I'm fairly content with the way things are right now... I'm not ready or willing to let my legs or armpits go hairy.

Caitlin - posted on 03/25/2011

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A smy husband says - "it's the worst time in history to be a white heterosexual male".

Equality is taken too far sometimes, and some jobs are actually "reserved" for minorities, which I think is ridiculous. I don't care who gets the job as long as it's the best person qualified. I hate seeing on an application form "are you a member of a visible miority (yes/no)?" and I keep wanting to check yes, because I know by checking no, there's no way i'm getting the job..

Everything can be taken too far, it's sad, Peta ruined animal rights for me, some crazy feminist movements make me hate women more and more, because apparently just being married is because i'm subservient to men, where I like to think it's because I want a life PARTNER that I love.

Jenni - posted on 03/25/2011

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Well, when steps are taken to reach the status quo or go above and beyond equality to make up for past transgressions IMO that's taking steps backwards in equality.

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Jocelyn - posted on 03/25/2011

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I'm totally in, but only if I can find someone to walk behind me holding the girls up...

Caitlin - posted on 03/25/2011

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Lol.. yeah, after typing that I looked which one I was wearing and it's my really sexy great one that cost me 100$.. I don't think so! On the other hand, I've got some old crusty breastfeeding bras that are useless now.. teehee..

Jenni - posted on 03/25/2011

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Caitlin, If were 20 i'd hold up the lighter. But after 2 kids I need the extra support so I think I'll pass.

ME - posted on 03/25/2011

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I'm a Feminist! People who equate feminism with hair pits and man-hating don't have any clue what feminism is! Anyone who likes to vote, own property, have a career, make choices about their reproductive experiences, etc ought to be grateful to the feminists of the past, and carry on their work. As we have seen recently in America, it is not yet safe to let down our guard!

Desiree - posted on 03/25/2011

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Feminism is all good and well, except that people have a tendency to take it too far. I don't want to be equal to men, there are things in life I can do that they can't do and they will never be able to do. If I put my mind to it I can do just about anything they can do except produce testosterone. So why would I want to be the same as them. Nope, Feminism at times is over rated.

Alexis - posted on 03/25/2011

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I am all for empowering women, not to take over or make them better but so that they can be equal and have just as many opportunities as men. I also feel that a lot of negative things about women should be changed as well, and feminism helps with that. But like others have said, in every subject there are always extremists that take it way to far, and there are also the die hard anti-feminism that try to make it a very negative thing.

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Yet my foster brother had some of his education payed for because he is black, he had a job placement for the same reason. He gets the job over white people through the program yet thats not racist??
The tables have turned, white males are the ones being discriminated against now, for their race and sex. Theirs a huge difference between feminism and chauvinism. Some "feminists" cant see that difference.

Jenni - posted on 03/25/2011

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That's what I was thinking of when I wrote that... if white men had an exclusive club... well they did/do... the KKK... any other organization involving white men would be perceived as something similar. I guess it was a dumb question. ;)

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lol hairy pits are not necessarily bad...I don`t shave because i have really sensitive skin, i only have a small amount of hair though...you can`t even notice. Its not a feminist notion though....
I think feminism is a great thing in certian areas but some people take it too far.

Tara - posted on 03/25/2011

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Great to a point, served its purpose more at the time. Womens right to vote, womens right to hold professional positions, women's rights to be in parliament, women's rights to their own bodies etc.
But when it comes to saying things like "it's insulting for a man to open a door for a woman" or "women should be allowed into all mens clubs etc." I think it's just stretching it too far.
I don't feel having a door held open for me is going to compromise my right to vote.
And I agree with the hairy pits/legs etc. I don't think it is non feminist to shave, I am female and I feel more feminine when I'm playing on a clear playing field.
:)

Sara - posted on 03/25/2011

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For me, feminism is about equality, and improving women’s lives. I think feminists should be concerned about race, class, sexuality, ableism, immigration status, and many other things that affect the quality of women’s lives.

I know that there is a trend to say that feminism is about humanity – and it is – but I think that we need to retain the primary emphasis on women, because it is a radical statement to say that women’s rights are human rights. If human rights were enough, then we wouldn’t be having a debate.

Johnny - posted on 03/25/2011

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I love it. But I do agree with Jessica, there are those who can take it too far and make it pointless. Zealotry exists in every arena, feminism is no different. But overall, it has raised our living standards, given us the most basic rights, and here in my country, it means I am considered a "person" which I was not before feminism.

Jessica - posted on 03/25/2011

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When done right, it is a wonderful thing, but as with everything there are always those that will take it to far and turn it from a good cause to being redundent....like PETA did with animals.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/25/2011

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For it????? Just a very brood spectrum question. Do you care to elaborate?

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