am unsure of the term feminist.
I live in the country, and love
having children, and taking
care of my husband and family.
I don't believe that I have
to talk back, or be rude to
get my way, and I feel very
safe letting my husband run
the household. Many women here
are confused about there roles,
and I feel content. But is this
a feminist role, or what is
the opposite of feminist?
you go to the dictionary, a
feminist is someone who supports
the full social, political,
and economic equality of all
people. Essentially, it's a
movement that wants to make
sure that each person has enough
information, and enough access
to resources to be able to make
choices about their own individual
lives. Feminism isn't so much
about what choices people make--i.e.
being a homemaker, being a president
of a company--but what matters
is that women can make these
choices rather than presume
roles in life.
goes for men, too. Men shouldn't
presume to have to be the breadwinner
anymore than women should presume
to be protected by the men in
is about making sure that each
individual can be just that--their
own person. Of course, feminism
doesn't want anyone to be rude
in the process, but sometimes
there is no alternative. In
the name of feminism, here's
to hoping that whatever you
are doing, you are doing because
you want to rather than feel
like it was your only choice.