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> I'm More Feminist Than You Are! Or Am I?, What does it mean to be a feminist?
post Oct 29 2007, 06:18 PM
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Okay, I chose a slightly smart-ass title for a serious topic. Over the past few years, I have been learning a lot about what it might mean to be a feminist. However, there is no actual rule of what it means to be a feminist. There are feminists who think that you can be anti-choice. There are feminists that think that you can't be a stay-at-home wife/mother. There are feminists who think that you can't be a heterosexual. There are heterosexual feminists who are unwilling to address the issues faced by our lesbian, bi- and transgendered sisters. Can a man be a feminist?
Does the feminist movement need a platform that all feminists should support? Or does the diversity in our beliefs make us stronger? Can someone actually be a "good" or "bad" feminist?

I would also like to talk about where you see the feminist movement going in the next few years/decades/etc.


ETA: Right after I completed this post, I realized that my grammer/spelling in the title was way off. I sent a report to the Lounge Lady or whoever, so I hope it can be fixed to "than you are!" not "that you are." Sorry for my ditziness.

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kittenb   I'm More Feminist Than You Are! Or Am I?   Oct 29 2007, 06:18 PM
ananke   For me it's believing and respecting women, in...   Oct 29 2007, 06:26 PM
laniethezany   kittenb, I'm sure this has probably been post...   Oct 29 2007, 07:36 PM
roseviolet   Lanie beat me to it! :) I think that article p...   Oct 29 2007, 08:05 PM
kittenb   I really like that. Thanks. But as you point ou...   Oct 29 2007, 08:08 PM
laniethezany   I took a Feminist Legal Theory class when I was i...   Oct 29 2007, 08:21 PM
faerietails2   I pretty much go by the dictionary term--which is ...   Oct 29 2007, 09:33 PM
pixiedust   On the prolife=non feminist topic...I don't ag...   Oct 30 2007, 07:48 AM
nickclick   while i certainly agree with the definition of fem...   Oct 30 2007, 08:07 AM
kittenb   Sometimes I do think that it comes down to you are...   Oct 30 2007, 08:34 AM
laniethezany   See, I do believe that men can be feminists. I a...   Oct 30 2007, 09:01 AM
roseviolet   Lanie, I completely agree that men can be feminist...   Oct 30 2007, 09:29 AM
nickclick   okay, let's get old-school. is the personal p...   Oct 30 2007, 10:05 AM
pixiedust   okay, let's get old-school. is the personal p...   Oct 30 2007, 10:22 AM
kittenb   I don't have to be a member of a racial minori...   Oct 30 2007, 10:08 AM
girlygirlgag   \ but I don't know if in their hearts the...   Oct 30 2007, 11:15 AM
roseviolet   NickClick nailed it - you don't have to have ...   Oct 30 2007, 10:32 AM
designermedusa   I agree that men can be feminists, and Rose I agre...   Oct 30 2007, 11:19 AM
faerietails2   When you all think of "pro-life," are yo...   Oct 30 2007, 03:45 PM
pixiedust   Great post faierietales! I think you nailed h...   Oct 30 2007, 10:15 PM
nickclick   Great post faierietales! I think you nailed h...   Oct 31 2007, 08:25 AM
laniethezany   To me, part of being pro-choice means working to ...   Oct 30 2007, 10:28 PM
laniethezany   I agree nickclick - there is a Grand Canyon of di...   Oct 31 2007, 08:41 AM
roseviolet   Yet again, Lanie and NickClick have nailed it. :) ...   Oct 31 2007, 11:38 AM
erinjane   We're having this semi-issue at my university ...   Nov 1 2007, 02:14 PM
prophecy_grrl   thanks for starting this thread kitten - I sometim...   Nov 1 2007, 04:25 PM
kittenb   You all are so smart. I am so glad that I started ...   Nov 2 2007, 06:39 AM
nickclick   kitten, you're smart! i did a minimal goo...   Nov 2 2007, 07:26 AM
faerietails2   i'm pretty sure i've heard hillary identif...   Nov 2 2007, 11:22 AM
laniethezany   Anyone who thinks that just by virtue of being fe...   Nov 2 2007, 12:32 PM
nickclick   lanie, that site is totally nuts. of course god i...   Nov 2 2007, 12:53 PM
erinjane   I'm glad I'm not the only one. I just hat...   Nov 2 2007, 02:23 PM
grenadine   delurking to say that, speaking of feminist choice...   Nov 17 2007, 12:33 PM
dj-bizmonkey   i like that the response ended on the notion of ch...   Nov 18 2007, 01:06 PM
roseviolet   Grandine, you should post that in the old "Sh...   Nov 18 2007, 01:25 PM
neurotic.nelly   Well, here I am...I have been posting all over bus...   Dec 4 2007, 01:08 AM
neurotic.nelly   I think this is an interesting paragraph from Dani...   Dec 8 2007, 12:45 AM
neurotic.nelly   I think that a feminist should stand equal to men ...   Dec 17 2007, 09:33 AM
kittenb   It's funny that you write this. The other day ...   Dec 20 2007, 08:52 AM
neurotic.nelly   It's funny that you write this. The other day ...   Dec 21 2007, 01:08 AM
kittenb   I feel like I am loosing the respect of some of my...   May 7 2008, 04:58 PM
anarch   I know that the vast majority of men are not rapis...   May 7 2008, 06:02 PM
neurotic.nelly   kittenb, your post made me think about something ...   May 7 2008, 06:23 PM
girltrouble   personally i don't have a problem with the gt...   Jul 11 2008, 12:22 AM
kittenb   GT - First I have to say that your new icon is mes...   Jul 11 2008, 06:52 AM
girltrouble   and you have every right to make that choice, but ...   Jul 11 2008, 07:47 AM
neurotic.nelly   double p   Jul 11 2008, 07:57 AM
neurotic.nelly   GT, I have never actually played the new GTA. I d...   Jul 11 2008, 07:58 AM
neurotic.nelly   okay, i responded to kittenb's first post abou...   Jul 11 2008, 08:23 AM
knorl05   GTA 4, women being raped and hookers being killed....   Jul 11 2008, 08:58 AM
girltrouble   it just kills me that people can label something h...   Jul 11 2008, 10:13 AM
knorl05   a video game marketed to kids that kills and rapes...   Jul 11 2008, 10:17 PM
girltrouble   i'm fine to disagree if your facts are straigh...   Jul 12 2008, 08:44 AM
knorl05   sorry dear, i really dont care that much. video ga...   Jul 12 2008, 02:39 PM
neurotic.nelly   hey, sorry that was me that wrote that women were ...   Jul 12 2008, 03:36 PM
girltrouble   lol. you're funny, knorl. hmmm, you've g...   Jul 12 2008, 07:28 PM
starship   Someone's internet 'power' has gone to...   Jul 13 2008, 09:50 AM
girltrouble   hey starship, you want some too? heh. this could...   Jul 13 2008, 09:56 AM
kittenb   Actually, one of the reasons I started this thre...   Jul 13 2008, 12:04 PM
Moonpieluv   not that I know much about games, but Mr. Luv does...   Jul 13 2008, 12:29 PM
starship   hey starship, you want some too? heh. this could...   Jul 13 2008, 03:15 PM
girltrouble   hee hee. you wanna know what's really hilario...   Jul 13 2008, 05:11 PM
Moonpieluv   uh.. safe to say that y'all should take it out...   Jul 13 2008, 05:31 PM
knorl05   girltrouble: i think it's odd out of 30 years ...   Jul 13 2008, 06:17 PM
auralpoison   Technically, if you're using the "street...   Jul 13 2008, 06:37 PM
knorl05   right on ap. ty for the correction. wack she is. ...   Jul 13 2008, 06:42 PM
girltrouble   *snickers* if there is one thing i can tell you, ...   Jul 14 2008, 12:29 AM
knorl05   gt: i knew that's what ap was doing.. i was ig...   Jul 14 2008, 01:02 AM
girltrouble   uh huh. seems you're the only one having a pr...   Jul 14 2008, 01:08 AM
knorl05   nice edit.   Jul 14 2008, 05:10 AM
girltrouble   glad you like it. i could always change it back to...   Jul 14 2008, 07:45 AM
starship   Can't be assed reading your reply properly bec...   Jul 14 2008, 09:55 AM
kittenb   uh.. safe to say that y'all should take it out...   Jul 14 2008, 10:13 AM
LoveMyPugs   not that I know much about games, but Mr. Luv does...   Jul 14 2008, 11:05 AM
auralpoison   I was taking the piss because it's funny as fu...   Jul 14 2008, 12:44 PM
girltrouble   wait starpiss? you didn't call me a twat? oh p...   Jul 14 2008, 04:53 PM
knorl05   funny how some busties think they can assess a per...   Jul 14 2008, 11:39 PM
faerietails   *delurks* ... :blink: ... ... :unsure: ... Any...   Jul 15 2008, 02:10 AM
neurotic.nelly   I don't think those terms oppose each other. ...   Jul 15 2008, 09:04 AM
kittenb   I used to think that womanist was a copout from sa...   Jul 15 2008, 10:53 AM
auralpoison   See, I don't see feminism so much as a "w...   Jul 15 2008, 12:35 PM
girltrouble   if you've been around long enough you've h...   Jul 15 2008, 01:37 PM
neurotic.nelly   here's the definition of womanist as defined b...   Jul 15 2008, 02:06 PM
girltrouble   *sigh* i heart busties....   Jul 15 2008, 02:34 PM
auralpoison   See, it's funny. I've been spending a lot...   Jul 15 2008, 03:04 PM
girltrouble   i'm of two minds in cases like that. does it m...   Jul 15 2008, 05:59 PM
sybarite   I prefer and use the term feminism because of its ...   Jul 16 2008, 06:26 AM
geekchickknits   I as well am on the feminism train for many reason...   Jul 16 2008, 11:30 AM
neurotic.nelly   Sex and the City - a feminist show! "Ha...   Jul 16 2008, 12:03 PM
auralpoison   From the Guardian: Can a Feminist Really Love Sex ...   Jul 16 2008, 12:28 PM
culturehandy   You know I'mso sick of people saying that as a...   Jul 16 2008, 12:39 PM
auralpoison   It kind of reminds me of the Men We Love Issue wit...   Jul 16 2008, 12:50 PM
sybarite   I don't mean to be prescriptive about Sex in t...   Jul 16 2008, 01:07 PM
geekchickknits   My biggest problem was with how they 'punished...   Jul 16 2008, 08:07 PM
culturehandy   Syb, I totally didn't mean that towards you at...   Jul 16 2008, 01:14 PM
girltrouble   i was gonna do a post on the last few comments on ...   Jul 16 2008, 09:27 PM
candycane_girl   I'm a big fan of Sex and the City. It came on ...   Jul 16 2008, 11:11 PM
neurotic.nelly   Hmmm... there's plenty of men that are unable ...   Jul 16 2008, 11:37 PM
culturehandy   I never veiwed Samantha getting breast cancer as p...   Jul 17 2008, 06:36 AM
sybarite   GT, disease=punishment for transgressive behaviour...   Jul 17 2008, 08:07 AM
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