AHHHHHHHHH! That post rocks. I used to be one of those blubbering peeps "Er, no, I'm not... really... a feminist..." And then it was like DING-DONG, hello! Why NOT?! Actually, it was Tamie above who said being a feminist is just having the desire to treat women *better*. Hear, hear.
I think the word "feminist" carries a bad rap because of how radical the initial movements were. Women were pissed. And all the other women who weren't buring their bras in the streets didn't want to associate with that kind of behaviour. I have no issue with being a feminist myself because I feel (as that post says) that the face of feminism has changed. (A more inclusive-of-men feminism) Feminist acts in history (IMO) have sometimes separated people, and I am pro- bring people together. I think what it comes down to is that I liked that whole post except for the last line. When people don't understand something (in this case modern day feminism), I think that describing it well in the top half of the post is a great way to bring them over to the pro-feminist camp. But throwing in the "asshole" at the end. Well... to me, that is the tone of feminism that I would love to see dissapear. A big part of my identity as a woman and a feminist is being inclusive and kind. And that last line just didn't capture it (for me...)All just thoughts... I know online sometimes debating things can come accross as hostile, and know that this is in no way meant that way. I actually completely love the link, minus the last line.;-)
Fair enough, Caryn! I thought the last line was hysterical~I don't think it was meant for serious! But you have a good point!
p.s. the history of feminism goes back to the early 1800s when women started advocating to own property. But I'm pretty sure you meant the 70s feminist movement in North America, which was kind of radical sometimes, and included lots of lesbian rights and pro choice arguments, turning lots of conservative people off.=)
Hi, thanks for linking to my post! Happy to have found your blog!
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