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    "Not a feminist" yet taking advantage of all the rights, equal to the rights of men, that were fought for and achieved by feminists. "Not a feminist" but drive a car , walk the street alone, earn a wage and vote. "Not a feminist" but have a bank account in your name, a mortgage, apply for rental housing alone. Choose to keep your own surname, not have your child forced into adoption if you conceive out of wedlock, leave a man who beats you.

    My heart aches for the feminists who fought for these rights FOR YOU.

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    Lead the family to what? Where is he 'leading' you? I just find those types of comments really bizarre. NO, I don't struggle with reading comprehension - but I don't understand why anyone needs to lead?

    My husband and I are partners. No one is the leader.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I believe men and women are created equal, but different.

    I'm a traditionalist in many ways, SAHMs in our social circles are put on pedalstools, men are given some leeway in their responsibilities after a day at work and if couples decide to flip their roles, then that's fine, but I do have opinions about different roles being fulfilled in families.

    I also see my husband as the head of our household, not in the sense of him being the boss, but in the sense of him 'leading' our family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I am certainly a feminist. For many reasons but a big one is for the men in my life. Feminism liberates everyone from the gender roles society has created for them. This is good for everyone IMO, including men.
    That's an excellent point.

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    This is one of those things, we have terrible memories, we forget the bad almost as quickly as it has been gone. People won't start appreciating what they have got until it is gone again.


    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    "Not a feminist" yet taking advantage of all the rights, equal to the rights of men, that were fought for and achieved by feminists. "Not a feminist" but drive a car , walk the street alone, earn a wage and vote. "Not a feminist" but have a bank account in your name, a mortgage, apply for rental housing alone. Choose to keep your own surname, not have your child forced into adoption if you conceive out of wedlock, leave a man who beats you.

    My heart aches for the feminists who fought for these rights FOR YOU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Lead the family to what? Where is he 'leading' you? I just find those types of comments really bizarre. NO, I don't struggle with reading comprehension - but I don't understand why anyone needs to lead?

    My husband and I are partners. No one is the leader.
    See this is kinda what I mean.
    You don't understand it so you attack it.
    She is happy her husband might be the head of the house hold or the leader in the family let it be.
    Is it really that important how someone else lives their life?

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    I kind of agree with Blissed Out. We are equal but have somewhat different roles, and that is what works for our family. I guess, in a way, that is what turns me away from the feminist label. Because, even though the way we do things isn't imposed on anyone else, nor do we think anyone else hould adhere to it, we are often told it is wrong.

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    I am a proud feminist, and have been since about the age of 12. I don't hate men, but I do hate the way some of them behave.

    The evidence for why we need feminism is right here on bubhub. How many threads have there been from women who are being abused by their husbands and don't even realise. Or who do realise, but are powerless to do anything about it because they lack the resources and support. While there are men in this world who think they have the right to control women, and a society that enables them to do so, we desperately need feminism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Do you struggle with reading comprehension?
    Nope My point is that you can still be a feminist with the situation you describe. Unless you think everyone's family or relationship must be like yours, then whatever works for you is fine, if you see your DH as taking a leadership role in the family that doesn't mean you can't advocate for women's equality in general- unless you are further toward the other extreme and want to be owned by, and dictated to by, men, iykwim- no disrespect intended!

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    I am a feminist. I've done the feminist threads on here a dozen times now and it always ends up the same sooooo, I'll just post this pic to sum
    Up how I feel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Nope My point is that you can still be a feminist with the situation you describe. Unless you think everyone's family or relationship must be like yours, then whatever works for you is fine, if you see your DH as taking a leadership role in the family that doesn't mean you can't advocate for women's equality in general- unless you are further toward the other extreme and want to be owned by, and dictated to by, men, iykwim- no disrespect intended!
    I thought I made it pretty clear in my post that we're equals and our differing roles don't diminish either of our rights to equality.


 

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