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Feminism

I have a class in philosophy this weekend and we are to decide if Plato was a feminist. Part of the paper I am writing, we have to give a definition of feminism.Outside of the regular Webster's version, I am trying to get other input with hope to impress my teacher. Please let me know if you can help.

Thanks,
Shannon


Dear Shannon,

Beyond the dictionary definition, I think that feminism is about ensuring that each individual have enough information to make informed choices about their lives. For instance, even if all women choose to be stay-at-home parents, all men choose to be bankers, many Mexicans choose to be bus boys, and many white people in the helm of corporate America, that's okay, as long as we know that we had other choices -- and that we had enough resources to make other choices; meaning that our choices were limited because of our gender and/or our skin color or our sexuality. I hope that helps.

Good luck,
Amy

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