Saturday, September 23, 2006

Three things about feminism

In recognition of some of the controversies that have surrounded recent funding dates I've been reflecting on the whole issue of feminism and am encouraging those who are involved in this whole debate to answer some interesting questions for themselves

Three things that feminism have done to hurt society:

1) Promoting abortion
2) Creating an atmosphere where women making different life choices around marriage, childbirth, employment, etc are fighting with each other. There is a great culture of hostility where women who make more traditional choices are mocked and jeered at.
3) Intensifying an environment where there are hostilities between men and women.

Three myths that feminism has created that should be disspelled:

1) That feminists speak for all women.
2) That the values and practices of men are more worthy than women and should become our goals.
3) That we live in a patriarchial society.


Blogger Sara said...

2) That the values and practices of men are more worthy than women and should become our goals.

Bang on that one!

I understand why we started feminism, we needed to vote, to be heard to be real but now... I don't understand why feminists believe we will not be equal to man unless we get a paid job. That is insane.. and the fact that we do not contribute to the economy is even more insane.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Right on Sara!

It is time to realize that there are no longer any obstacles to women's participation in any occupation. We have seen a woman die in Afghanistan. We have equal rights.

It is time we return the "feminine" to feminism.

I believe in the "New Feminism", a summarized in the encyclical letter "Mulieris Dignitatum" (latin for "On the Dignity of Woman") that promotes equal dignity for men and women while asserting there are biological differences that need to be taken into account.

I believe any woman who is in favour of afflicting ANY form of death on another, through abortion, assisted suicide, and any other form of terrorism are feminazis.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

check out my latest blog, hopefully it will catch on. Thank eh..

4:29 PM  

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