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Old 03-24-2008, 07:25 AM   #41
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Very well said Golightly Grrl

In the 50's the stay at home Moms just sucked it up and took mother's little helpers and suffered in silence.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:43 AM   #42
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What a ridiculous article. Feminism has opened doors for so many women - and if woman are depressed, maybe it has something to do with the way other people absolutely refuse to give women equal rights? I find it so shocking that still, in this day and age so many years after the feminist movement, women are still treated unfairly in the workplace/in society - maybe that has something to do with women being depressed, not feminism.
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What a ridiculous article. Feminism has opened doors for so many women - and if woman are depressed, maybe it has something to do with the way other people absolutely refuse to give women equal rights? I find it so shocking that still, in this day and age so many years after the feminist movement, women are still treated unfairly in the workplace/in society - maybe that has something to do with women being depressed, not feminism.
So much word. I think one of the reasons why I get depressed or upset isn't because of feminism, but because of the way I get treated by society for some of the choices I've made or where I am in my life right now. It's as if I'm less of a woman because I'm single, don't have kids and self-supporting.

Out of curiosity, I started reading blogs by women who are very conservative, hyper-”Christian”, and extremely anti-feminist. They believe in strict gender roles (women shouldn’t even be allowed to vote or should vote just like their husbands). They despise any woman who works outside the home, and thinks women should be under the protection of a father or husband.

But for all of their talk of being modest, meek and submissive to their husbands, they are some of the most smug, arrogant people I have ever come across on the Internet. They are like high school mean girls who never grew up. They can’t even handle a slight disagreement. Most of the comments they get are total ass-kissing, and comments that disagree with them either don’t get published or are rebuffed with a snotty, “Let me enlighten you…”

These female anti-feminists are really frightening.
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In one of my classes last year we studied the evolution of feminism in America, and how there is a stereotype of feminists as extreme and well, hairy but in reality there are different forms of feminism.

For instance, feminism to folks like Martha and Mrs.Springsteen is probably very different from the feminism I perceive.

This may have already been brought up in this thread but I don't have time to read through it at the moment.
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They are like high school mean girls who never grew up.
Yep.
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I am rather hairy.
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I think it's worth noting that dissatisfied and unwillingly dependent 'housewives' didn't invent the mid-20th century legislative drive for equal access to the job market and equal pay for equal work--they were building on decades of labor activism by women of color and lower-working-class women, who had always had to work (at a very limited array of very low-paying jobs) in order to supplement their husbands' meager incomes. Self-sufficiency and personal fulfillment aren't incompatible goals, of course, but they don't necessarily automatically go together either.
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It's as if I'm less of a woman because I'm single, don't have kids and self-supporting.
How would you say you see this manifested? I can definitely see the first one--the 'you're nothing if a man doesn't want you' kind of socialization--but motherhood and full-time homemaking, I personally perceive as much less expected nowadays.
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