(Closed) Do you consider yourself a feminist?

posted 10 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you consider yourself a feminist?

    Yes

    No, and we have a "traditional" relationship

    No, but we have an egalitarian relationship

    NEW OPTION: Yes, but we have a "traditional" relationship

  • Post # 31
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @mightywombat: Love that quote!  I’m definitely a feminist, and have been since I was a little girl.  My Barbies definitely weren’t waiting around for Prince Charming/Ken to rescue them!

    Post # 32
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @Bellanouva: Hey that’s awesome!! Feel free to PM me if you want to chat about it 🙂

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @mightywombat: sweet! I will have to 🙂 I have my fingers crossed that they liked my proposal enough to want to let me into the program…I think I will have to do more volunteer work in woman’s issues though around Vancouver this year if I dont get in, they are really looking for extra curriculars this year with applicants. Do you do alot of active work in the community by any chance? (feel free to reply via PM)

    Sorry for the threadjack ladies!

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee

    I consider myself a feminist in most aspects. While I won’t be the breadwinner I will have my own career doing what I love. I believe that all women deserve the equal rights to a man whether it be in decision making to working to salary to all equality. 

    But BF and I have a sort of traditional relationship. I don’t mind cooking and cleaning some things and BF always helps me cook and the things I dont’ like to clean he cleans. So that’s takes care of that. But he supports me and loves that I have career aspirations of my own.

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I think it’s important to establish a definition of a term and as this can be a fairly personal term I think we each have our own definition to an extent. My personal definition of feminism is equality for both women and men and that each individual has the right to make the choices that are best for them. I think each person should be able to make the choices that are right for them – to work, to stay home, what type of career etc and in the workplace I def think that men and women are equal and I also believe that there should be equal pay for equal work.

    Post # 37
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

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    @mightywombat: THIS!

    I definitely consider myself a feminist, but not in the overly aggressive way that seems to get so stigmatized. I guess I would label myself as a post-modern feminist; I believe that every woman should have the ability to choose what is best for her own situation without societal pressures to mandate that she conform to any one thing- and that includes the extremes of “women MUST stay home” as well as “women MUST work.”

    The only thing that women MUST do is be happy with the way they choose to run their lives.

    Post # 38
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I said no and traditional. But I will probably make more than him, he will probably cook (he’s better than I am) and so on and so forth. We don’t try hard to be egalatarian… I just tell him what I like and don’t like to do.

    Post # 39
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I completely agree that we are all feminists, as long as we are leading lifestyles that we CHOOSE, and aren’t forced into.

    DH and I tend to fall into traditional roles, but a lot of that is my fault.  He is gone 6 months a year, so when he gets home, it has become naturally for me to do all of the cleaning, and I went to culinary school, so cooking is my passion.  At the moment, we make about equal pay, but in a few years, he will more than triple/quadruple our current income, but I don’t expect anything to change then. I have no interest in being a stay at home mom when we have kids, and since in the off season he can stay home, he will likely take care of the baby during the day.

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    heck yes! I believe that women should have equal rights and opportunities as men. Fiance feels the same way. Our roles are pretty traditional, though. He makes more money than me but we split the houeshold chores and cooking.

    I think it’s BS that men get paid more than women

    Post # 41
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I consider myself an “equalist”. People should be treated equally; doesn’t matter their gender, race, sexual preference, etc.

    I don’t consider myself a “feminist” because I think some people have given that term a bad name, making “femist” more “feminazi”, putting women ABOVE men, not EQUAL TO men.

    Post # 42
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    Post # 43
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nope. My husband and I used to make the same amount and share the home workload but now I stay at home with our soon-to-be-here daughter and he works. We are respectful of eachother and our traditional roles.

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was raised in a very strict Christian household. I feel that my upringing has strongly influenced my views on feminism and womanhood. I grew up watching my mother and what was being forced upon her based on her religion and society, not based on her own choices and decisions.

     I absolutely believe that woman should be able to choose whatever path is right for them, regardless of judgement from society. Whether it be choosing to work or choosing to stay at home; I feel that’s the true definition and meaning on women’s rights and feminism. 

    Post # 45
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @GirlWithARing:

    Gotcha. That makes total sense to me.

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