Firstly, WolfofWar, all opinions are warmly welcomed here as far as I'm concerned.
As regards your gender bias survey, I answered female, male, male, female. The reason being that I have been that dork and I have been that smart
I don't think this is an unfair assessment, seeing as how the large majority of drunk drivers and domestic violence perpetrators are men. I'm not
sure that the quiz answers indicate extreme feminist rhetoric, but it is interesting.
I agree with you that there are small vocal minorities in EVERY group who hijack the cause and spread their rhetoric far and wide. We have that with
Christians, Muslims, Men, Gay people and Republicans, Liberals.
Every group has their extremists.
I think the message Parr and I would like to get across here is that the Feminist Movement is not accurately represented by the extremists (feminazis)
and the word Feminist is not a negative label synonymous with Feminazi. Sure there are sects that basically hate men, but they don't represent the
whole of Feminism. And the existence of those groups does not diminish the relevance of the movement as a whole. We cannot look at those groups and
establish that all feminists are like that.
I am a feminist. I believe in equality for men and women. I believe that women have been oppressed in a male-dominated society and they need to stand
up and be counted. Not to overpower men, but to be equal to men.
I LOVE men! I adore men! I think they're great, most of them, anyway. I have one of my very own and I wouldn't trade him for anything. And I LOVE
being a woman! I love being compassionate and soft, caring and open, but I also embrace my inner bitch.
As some of you know.
I am a homemaker.
I had a very successful career in electronics and I chose (my husband and I mutually decided) to give it up to better provide a
nice home for my husband and myself. No kids.
Too many people, when they hear the word "Feminist" think of the bitch in the suit without an ounce of softness or femininity, and that's only one
small representation of the feminist group.
Originally posted by FredT
My question for you is this: Has the femminist movement adapted to the changes in our society since the inception of the movement?
The feminist movement is so many things it's hard for me to answer that question, but overall, I'd say yes, they ARE adapting and evolving.
To make a quick comparison, if you'll look at the African American movement toward equality, we can see the same variety in 'militance', for lack
of a better word, that we see in the Feminist movement. You've got MLK, Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Spike Lee, the more 'devoted'
and driven (even radical in some cases) of the group, whose main force is to promote the Black person's equality. Then you have the black population
in general who believe in equal rights, but aren't the leaders or outspoken minority of the movement. But they are
Sometimes people who shoot for something end up overshooting and then they get labeled as "the movement" and it isn't an accurate representation at
Boatphone, the Wage gap stands at 77%. Maybe you don't see a need, but many do.
It is 2006, and the wage gap hasn't budged for a decade, even as women have improved their education and qualifications. We are talking about women
working full time -- not part time, not on maternity leave, not as consultants. We are talking about women working at every economic level, from
waitresses to corporate lawyers, from reporters to CEOs.