Originally posted by votan
reply to post by SearchLightsInc
You are full of assumptions.... feminism has pretty much taught you what their idea of the "traditional" woman is/.
Ive never met someone who claimed to be a feminist nor have i read any books by them. However, i have done my research on their movement and come to
my own conclusions. Its also worth mentioning there are several different strands of feminism and its insulting to band them all together like they
are the same. Sweeping generalizations are ignorant and distort facts.
how do you even get that definition of the traditional role??
The media is no longer responsible for pushing traditional gender roles like it did in the 40's and 50's. The main culprits for this in modern times
are religious folk (of most organized religions) and misogynists who need women to be submissive to them.
should we blame the media????
My definition of the "traditional" gender roles can be found in all sociology books that cover the subject of gender. Also, if ever spend any time
in a Bashing Feminism thread on ATS you'll come across many members screaming about "traditional gender roles" i.e Man works, woman stays at
The "traditional" woman was supposed to be a benefit for a man not a drain.
Indeed. She is to benefit him by making the home and looking after the kids - While remaining totally dependent upon his wage. Feminism encouraged
women to go out and earn their own wage, in which they could then buy their own things, they call it independence and its directly opposite to
Just to recap:
Traditional roles - Dependent woman that requires you to pay for her.
Modern roles - Women has opportunity to be independent and pay for herself.
They are supposed to work together to have a happy life together
Is that written down somewhere?
and build a happy family that will carry on the values of the husband and wife.
Not everyone is born on this earth purely for the reason of getting married and raising a family. If thats what you want to do then more power to you
but its safe to say that that's not what everyone else wants.
The man is supposed to give a woman what she needs to fulfill heself as a woman.
Your opinion, you're entitled to it. I disagree though.
All women aspire to have children and a family. If you say that is not so you are just lieing to yourself.
Well, i must be the biggest liar of them all then! Growing a little human in my uterus, pushing them out of my vagina and raising them for a hellish
18 years doesnt appeal to me. Never has. Just like some men dont want kids. It happens.
I have met plenty of women who say they hate children yet they treat their pets as children. I just facepalm.
Lol, I think raising a pet is much less of a challenge than raising a child. Just because you treat your pet like part of the family doesnt mean you
want to kick out some kids and go for it.
Both men and women are supposed to live for each other but both men and women have been taught to live for themselves.
No i disagree. I think some people naturally live for themselves and other people live for others. We all have different needs and wants. We all have
different experiences that shape our expectations of life. Some people have been let down so much by others that they become completely un-trusting
and un-relying on everyone around them. Research has shown that people from large families often dont bother to have kids or keep it to the minimum of
Feminism has done this to women and the traditional woman was the last thing holdings things together.
Feminism gave women the option to be independent. The economy
forced women out of the household and into work in order for the family to stay
your mind is warped based on your definition of the traditional woman.
My mind is working just fine thank you. My definition of traditional gender roles are also correct, see any sociology book that covers the subject of
I however cannot comment on the situation in the UK since I am unfamiliar with it just like you are unfamiliar with the situation in the USA>
I can assure you, at least here in the north all the girls i know don't suffer from princess syndrome and teens have usually grown out of it come 19.
Although it would seem that boys dont start to mature until mid 20's
also, i would like to apologise to any posters for this being off topic. I wont be getting into a debate on feminism however i only seek to disprove
the notion that feminism is the cause of "princess syndrome"