Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 10/9/2009
How do young feminists make relationships possible?
I want to try a new type of post today. Usually, your comments are invited simply by the implications of the blogging system (yes…I did just say that) but today, reader Tinnie has a question for the many readers of the fbomb. Now, it is my personal opinion that the fbomb has the most kick ass, brilliant and wonderful readers in the history of blogging, so I know you’ll all do a fabulous job of answering.
I’m sure this has crossed many young feminists minds. When I say, “young feminists”, I mean younger then 25 (very young I guess). How are we supposed to date men (specifically), when in the back of our minds we have that caution tape? We are so aware of the crimes men have caused to our gender, so aware of how men think and treat females, how can we possibly not only begin to perhaps tell them not only that we are feminists but to see if they are those sexist pricks we have been fighting for so long?
I find it so incredibly hard just to talk to other women who are completely ignorant about feminism and the idealogy of it, I don’t even want to try to pursue relationships anymore. I don’t know how to gently lay out my cause or even a sneakier way–how to test a guy. This may just be basic courting skills, but my mother never taught me how to test a guy for closeted sexism or male supremacy. I want to know if any of you younger feminists have a theory on how to address this and if it worked.
I’m sure there must be a ton of fbombers with an opinion on this one.
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