most other sane people, I agree with the basic
ideas of feminism. Equal pay for equal work, freedom
of choice, ending violence against women ,etc.
I have never been much of an activist because
I am a working class woman with limited time.
Still, I respected and admired those who were
fighting for our rights. Recently, I decided to
find out more about feminist activism so I started
doing research on the Internet and I came across
a woman named Mary Daly. I'm sure you know who
she is, but I didn't. From what I understand,
she is a highly respected radical feminist and
former college professor who was forced to retire
under questionable circumstances.
I read was an interview she did with a magazine
called Enlightenment. In it, she spoke with so
much utter contempt of men that I could almost
feel her anger. She also spoke of her dream of
an entirely female Utopia in which procreation
is done through some sort of synthetic process.
that viewpoint representative of mainstream feminism?
If it is then I'm sorely disappointed and disheartened
and maybe I'm not as much of a feminist as I thought.
I have many men in my life and I feel they add
to my life experience.