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Is the idea of feminism dead? Give me your thoughts on this.

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      Nita P wrote Aug 19, 2012
    • the idea will never become dead or die, as each new generation of girls/women/females live their lives and make choices that strengthen feminism or the greater right of women collectively.  there is still the urgent need in countries where a woman has no rights and in these situations prowomen or the active pursuit of womens rights must continue.  i shy away from the word feminism, it sounds oppressive.   support and encourage womens rights but not at the expense of someone else. fair or equal where ever and when ever possible.  women have acheived much and the journey is still a long way from completion.  as an after thought where is feminism when it comes to fashion, cosmetic surgery or catwalk models...




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 19, 2012
    • I like what Nita just said. There are so many countries that still supress women’s rights. Here I believe that each upcoming generation of young women are further removed from the feminism of our generation and the generation before us. We should teach them, though, so they can feel a sense of appreciation, pride and responsibility to keep our gender moving forward.




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      Marya1961 wrote Aug 20, 2012
    • I don’t believe so, especially in this country, where equality has improved with each passing decade.  It does trouble me though that in some countries, there is still the thinking of total male dominance and women are subservient.  My question to that would be, what is their government doing about it and why is there not a voice for them?




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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 20, 2012
    • I guess I wasn’t even thinking about other countries when I asked the question.  I believe you‘re all right about the issue in other countries.

      Some of the young girls I see today make me think we are going backward instead of forward.  The young women who dress like they have no self respect, let men dominate them.  Has our generation taught them that that is acceptable behavior???

      Even one of my own daughter’s said to me one day, “that’s a man’s job“.  I don’t even remember what we were talking about doing, but I got very angry and gave her a half hour lecture on the women’s rights movement.

      I see all these toys (princess stuff, makeup kits, etc etc) aimed at little girls, ultimatley teaching them that looks are far more important than actual skills.  It breaks my heart.

      Tulip




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      Nita P wrote Aug 20, 2012
    • i do know what u mean. my mum and i grew up in a different generation to what is happening around me today.  it is a struggle to teach my daughter not to fall into what i call society traps that seem to encourage her helplessness.   gggrrrr.....what is even more infuriating is that the girls around her are just not mature or understanding about life situations or are horrible nasty and not very supportive of her.  she is 15heartestaticheart




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      Kmarie wrote Aug 21, 2012
    • When I think of feminism and what it means, “concerned with gender inequalities and equal rights for women“. I feel that we like so many other countries have a ways to go. While we are far ahead from where we started, I listen to the political debates and i realize we have along way to go, I read and cheer for the ladies walking into positions which they are the first woman to hold those positions and I realize that we have a long way to go too.  While I personally may or may not agree with abortion, when I read about comments about when being raped and not needing an abortion because the body has a way of handling it, I realize that we have a long ways to go




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 21, 2012
    • Oh Kimberly that whole deal is just bad isn’t it?!?!

      That could be its own topic!  

      I believe the glass ceiling still exists. So until there is no glass ceiling and I can make decisions for my own body I think we still have a long way to go.

      It’s not about traditional roles only. It’s more about changing our views on things . What if the man IS the better home maker and the woman IS the better bread winner. What is wrong with that if it works for them????




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      Kmarie wrote Aug 21, 2012
    • so true Vikki




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