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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    It's a slippery slope, you know. Once you allow women to marry houses, what's next -- barns? Airplanes? Cylindrical devices requiring just 4 D batteries?
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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    I hate feminists and conservatives. So a conservative feminist would like a double whammy. Of course, I hate liberals too. So, liberal feminists are just as bad.

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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I hate feminists and conservatives. So a conservative feminist would like a double whammy. Of course, I hate liberals too. So, liberal feminists are just as bad.

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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    It all depends on your definitions as we have seen here.

    A feminist can be a fiscal conservative of course ... unless that fiscal conservativism means that it's OK to pay women less for equivalent work.

    A feminist can be a social conservative of course ... unless that social conservativism means "wives should be subservient to their husbands" (as Huckabee would have it).

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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I hate feminists and conservatives. So a conservative feminist would like a double whammy. Of course, I hate liberals too. So, liberal feminists are just as bad.
    LOL

    You are a feminist. . . believe it or not.

    You're not a femme-nazi or an extremist (which I loath, too) - but you are a feminist. You value your individuality. You don't subscribe to what society (or men) expect of you. You believe in being independent and self sufficient. You are what you are because you want be it.

    Yep - you're a feminist alright
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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    I consider myself a feminist. I shave, I wear a bra, I wear cute but painful shoes on occasion, I enjoy being in the company of men. I simply feel I should have the right to own my own life and my own decisions, that I can be my own person and should be respected for that alone independent of my gender. And so should any other woman, whatever her choices may be.

    These aren't conservative or liberal things.
    It could always be worse.

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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL

    You are a feminist. . . believe it or not.

    You're not a femme-nazi or an extremist (which I loath, too) - but you are a feminist. You value your individuality. You don't subscribe to what society (or men) expect of you. You believe in being independent and self sufficient. You are what you are because you want be it.

    Yep - you're a feminist alright
    hey, Hey, HEY! Enough with the namecalling!

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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    hey, Hey, HEY! Enough with the namecalling!
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    It's not *bad* - hooah! Yeah feminism!

    It's changed over the years - it's no longer a necessary activist-movement simply because the issues that started Women's lib, et al, are no longer in question. Women are considered very equal to men in many respects - and to many older feminists who starved theirselves for sufferage - that's the basic goal.
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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    my idea of a feminst is a woman who believes we should be able to do as we wish, marry, stay single, drive a truck, have children, and, yes, pierce our bodies if we so choose. i like lilith fair, great music, but i shave and like it when a man opens a door for me.
    I like that you know what you like and arent driven by someone elses expectation of what a 'real' woman is 'supposed' to be. Not much more 'feminist' than that!

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    Re: Can a conservative woman be a feminist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Typical conservative woman - believes in God, pro-life, traditional marriage, in favor of abstinence until marriage, traditional working roles in the family (husband works, mom stays home with the kids and/or homeschools), for smaller government, less taxes, more individual freedom....

    Can that woman be considered a "feminist"?
    Say what? Basically you are saying all you have to be fiscally and socially conservative to be conservative. And that if you lack one, you can't be Conservative. That's a pretty large assumption that directly undermines the validity of your argument.

    Your definition would make a very fiscally conservative women who practices liberal social ideas not a Conservative despite wanting lower taxes and less government.
    Your definition also would make a heavily indebted woman who stays at home and wants more government spending, but believes in abstience and God not a conservative.

    Furthermore, what's the point in more individual freedom if you hold beliefs that voluntarily restrict you from using them?
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