Comments: My Own Feminist Manifesto

I definitely agree with everything you have said in this post. Not only have "feminists" inadvertently reverted back to the idea that women should be defined by their physical (sexual) characteristics, but I think they have lost sight of what the true feminist movement was all about. Like you mention, it was all intended to bring about equality between the sexes. Now it seems, at least to me, that a majority of feminists want to wipe men off the planet. Men are not the enemy here. Its the women who like to feel victimized and underprivaledged (i.e. feminists) that are keeping women down. I have never once felt discriminated against because of a certain XX chromosome...I've gotten (or was offered) every job I've ever applied for, and I was accepted to all but one of the universities I applied to out of highschool. These feminists need to stop complaining about what they don't have and actually start to work for it.

Posted by The Skirted Menace at March 8, 2006 04:09 PM

Y'know what? You ARE a feminist. "They" are just strawmen-totin', angry fascists who consistently sound like they just need some psychotherapy to get over their pasts and toughen the hell up.

I'm tired of left-wing groupthinkers claiming "feminism" as their own. They're an outdated cult.

xoxoxo!

Posted by Beth at March 8, 2006 04:15 PM

Here here!

Although, what you describe (and I heartily endorse every single thought above) is what I think the feminists had in mind in the first place. I imagine Susan B. Anthony is spinning in her grave - as are so many of the original women's movement.

Posted by beth at March 8, 2006 05:11 PM

Couldn't have said it any better than that. Fantastic post.

Posted by Miss Fire at March 8, 2006 05:31 PM

You write very nice in the beginning and you seem to be a very smart woman. But when you start to want to limit other women's choice, you become just another hysteric american. Why is it so hard for you to accept that other people have another opinion. No one is going to force you or anyone you love to take an abortion. Why do you want women to go and take illegal abortion, and maybe risk their life. Women will always try to controll their fertility. Please, wake up! Don't be a fool and limit other peoples choice.

are you kidding me? Did I say anything about illegal abortion? Or are you one of those who reads that into everything? How did you miss the pro-choice part? Sheesh.

Oh, and thanks for the laugh -- CTG

Posted by therese at March 9, 2006 04:56 AM

"the SINGLE MOST EMPOWERING thing a woman can do is to bear a child and be its mother" --- You're not kidding. I've always believed that I could do anything I set my mind to, also. And after having a child and being his mother 24x7, I know that I'll never do more important work than mothering.

"These rights also come with some responsibilities: To take responsibility for their own failures, not to blame them on others' prejudices; to respect your own body; to take care of your family; to treat others as you would want to be treated." ----- Applause!

Posted by Marie at March 9, 2006 07:05 AM

This is a great post. I was faced with an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 14. I was raped by an older man very well known in my community. In 1964, to get an abortion I went across the border to Juarez, Mexico. A lot of bad things happened in that clinic and a strong father came and got me off that table. I believe I owe my life to my father. Anyway, we, my dad and I chose life and I had to relinquish my son.
I do believe in pro choice. i got very involved in helping birthmother's, adoptee's and adoptive parents reunite. I found there were birthfather's wanting to find also.
The feminist movement gets me furious! I can not watch so many sitcoms because the man is shown as the weaker link.
I am older, 56 now. I have seen the movement grow in to a national embaressment in my opinion, if that mounts to much. I will not ever tell my daughter or granddaughter what she can or can not do being a woman. Instead I tell them how very great they are and they can make their own choices. My daughter went from welfare to work and now she is helping women in Washington State to do the same and is giving programs where she is the main speaker.
All of the above goes to show just how strong women are and we need not join any radical group to get ahead!
Didn't mean to ramble just to tell you this post is EXCELLENT and THANKS!

Posted by Janelle at March 9, 2006 12:09 PM

go girls you will always kick butt

Posted by rori at June 12, 2006 04:39 PM