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Love this “Letter to the Editor”

January 15, 2008 2 comments

Found this in the Toronto Star about all the shitty, sexist media coverage that’s been going on with Clinton.

I’ve been appalled by the outright sexism that is apparently perfectly acceptable in U.S. media coverage of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

I’m a public schoolteacher. To me, the disinclination of young women to support Clinton has much to do with the messages they are now subject to in our culture: attract and please males at almost any price; denigrate yourself and other females; and don’t be a feminist – there’s nothing more unattractive.

I could vote for either Clinton or Barack Obama at this point, but I’m deeply disturbed by the process. There’s much talk about building up women in other countries while we punish their successes at home.

I especially like what she says about building women up in other countries and calling their inequality unjust, while our society tears down women who are successful and ambitious. It’s so true and ironic. Where do we actually stand? Is there only so much equality that our society wants for our women? Does our society think that it’s good enough that we don’t get stoned to death and doesn’t want us to have actual equality? Thoughts?

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Although I can’t technically be a part of the committee…

December 22, 2007 1 comment

I just finished watching the film Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

So inspiring and lots of fun too! If you’re able to see it at all, please check it out! You will love it!

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Quote of the day!

December 21, 2007 1 comment

This was found in the comment section of the article in my previous post. Supposedly, Sweden isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

“Sweden is one of the worst social models to adopt. It is a country which is governed exclusively by militant feminist groups in the interests of feminists and their girl children. Men are second-class citizens.”

So, are you saying that it shouldn’t be the highly ranked 6th country on the Human Development Index? I guess the “militant feminist” thing is working!

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Anti-feminist mailbag!

December 14, 2007 Leave a comment

I urge all of you to get over to Feministing, because they’re posting their anti-feminist mail that they got, I guess after Fox News mentioned them. It’s truly amazing to see how misogynistic people can be through their emails! It’s just one more thing that reminds who important feminism is and that it’s not going anywhere!

Feminism and the stereotypes

November 26, 2007 3 comments

Courtney E. Martin, who speaks across country speaking about feminist issues, has written a nice little piece on the stereotypes of feminism and why there are those awful stereotypes. And she also brings up an interesting point of how everyone, no matter race, gender, age or religion, knows the “standard” stereotypes of feminists, and feminism.

I ask them “What are the stereotypes you’ve heard about feminists?” After a few timid moments, folks start shouting a flood of unsavory characteristics: ugly, bitchy, man-hating, boring, angry, bra-burning.

I believe that feminism has attracted so many unsavory stereotypes because of its profound power and potential. It has gained such a reputation, been so inaccurately demonized, because it promises to upset one of the foundations on which this world, its corporations, its families, and its religions are based—gender roles.

I think she has a really good point about the gender roles and that’s the huge reason why everyone is so afraid of feminism. They are so ingrained in our society, culture and our own minds that they can’t possibly be shaken. What people are forgetting though when they think that is that everyone is an individual. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again as an example. My mother is not the “nurturer”, stay-at-home-mom. She should actually be running the country, because she can. And personally, I like that my mother is not the “nurturer”, because we clash anyway. She’s done her thing, and my dad’s also had a career, but he is far more the “nurturer”, even though I never had any stay-at-home-parent. That was fine with me! I’m not scarred at all. Through this example, I just wanted to show that men and women are all different and it’s wrong to put them in a box because they either have a penis or vagina.

Do you all think that gender roles are breaking down a bit? Or are they still as strong as ever?

Hacked

November 22, 2007 Leave a comment

The Feminist Majority Foundation, which “works for social and political and economic equality for women by using research and education to improve women’s lives,” have a website. And it’s been hacked. I wonder who thought it would be fun to shut down a feminist website for awhile? Well, the name is The_BeKiR – Secret-Agent – ReaLTurK. Hopefully the website won’t be down for too long!

Cool mini-documentary on feminism

November 16, 2007 Leave a comment

This little gem of a video let’s you know the basics of feminism, feminist stereotypes and it talks about this dreadful “f” word that so many women are afraid of, and why.