Well feminism to me, boils down to choice. Women having equal opportunities as men, and having a choice in which opportunities that they wish to pursue. If a woman wants to stay at home, and be a mom, thats fine. It shouldn't be forced upon her though, it shouldn't be the only choice for a woman to have. We should have the same opportunities as men, and we should be able to shape our lives the way we want. Not be forced to conform to the old beliefs from the "Cult of Domesticity" era. Feminism to me isn't limited to one certain political ideology, but equality for women, and not just a certain set of women with a particular view point, all women.
Maybe the problem is with the definition of a 'feminist.' What do you call a feminist...a burn your bra, pierce your cheek with a coat hanger, combat boot wearing, no leg or underarm shaving, lilith fair type, yell at a man for daring to have manners and hold a door open for her, "I dont need no damn man" type, or a woman making her own choices because its what she believes in and proud to be a partner, a wife, a mother, etc...
A (ideology) Conservative woman can be a feminist.
A (socially) Conservative woman can be a feminist.
Feminism is NOT defined by "YOU MUST!" - just the opposite.
It is not defined by: MUST support abortion. MUST always work instead of staying at home. MUST believe in a traditional marriage. MUST be in favor of abstinence.
Feminism is about *being* a woman and *valuing* your femininity and not letting your femininity be *used* against you. Not letting your femininity control your life or ruin it. If you believe in these things your belief should be *because* you believe in them - not *because* men think you should believe in them or *because* you think that it's what society expects of you. It centers around it being *your choice* for *your self* and what *you think* is best for *you* and *your family*
Feminism is about self-appreciation, equality and self respect - *using* these values to further your beliefs is a strong part of being a feminist.
You're confusing "GOP ideology" with "conservative" ideology. . . HUGE difference and feminism can fit into all or none of them.
Last edited by Aunt Spiker; 07-21-10 at 10:03 AM.
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A feminist could never be married to a house. In fact, housewives should be banned in all 50 states. Marriage should always be between one woman and one man. The sanctity, the sanctity.
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