Feminism | Posted by Amber Q on 01/14/2010
What My Father Taught Me About Feminism
Men weren’t really the enemy – they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill. – Betty Friedan, the Feminine Mystique
It wasn’t until very recently that I realized how blind I was to gender stereotyping — on the masculine side of things. We hear so much about feminism and women’s liberation… but what about out fellow sufferers?
My father was really the one that opened my eyes. He’s been out of work for the larger part of the recession, and thus home a lot more with Mom and I. Most of the time he seems to pace around like a caged animal, as if he doesn’t know what to do with himself. It drives mom and …
Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/24/2009
A Feminist Wish List
fgbm27 at daily kos recently wrote their feminist wish list, which was condensed and re-posted by Bitch. It brings up a lot of really interesting things to think about – most of which I completely agree with. Here is the list:
1. There must be a widespread understanding that feminism does apply to men. Therefore, men who stand up for feminist issues may, and should, be identified as feminist. It is counterproductive and hypocritical to discuss gender equality while simultaneously creating a double standard towards males who share feminist values.
(I think that the phrase “feminist male” should be dropped, as well. A feminist who identifies as female is never addressed as a “female feminist”)
2. While transsexual acceptance and rights are an important aspect of third wave …