Are You a Feminist

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Definitely. I used to read a lot of bell hooks when I was in high school. The pic above is a piece I did dedicated to the baddest bad girl of the 70s (IMO).. Prof. Angela Davis.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Your artwork is gorgeous! Didn't know you were an artist. Big fan of both Angela Davis and bell hooks. Really like Alice Walker too ... never could get myself to switch from feminist to womanist although I am sure it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

My intellectual inspiration now comes from these two: Rachel Moran and Richard Delgado.

Must say I have always been really intrigued by chicana feminism. Love Chela Sandoval Really appreciate her concept of de-colonial feminism.

Also will always be touched by Gloria Anzaldua. Really appreciate the depth of emotion and originality in her work as well as her fierce yet quiet commitment to her own voice. Her concept of mestiza consciousness speaks to me very deeply.
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More women are feminists than we realize; it's just that the word's been given such a negative connotation that people hear it and think of ugly, hairy, men hating women who can't get laid, which is the furthest thing from the truth. I am a proud feminist, and it's not because I think women are better; I simply want to be recognized as an equal. I don't think wanting to be paid the same amount as my counterparts, pushing for better childcare (and I don't have kids!) and disliking the horror known as "rape culture" is a bad thing, but maybe that's just me. I also despise the roles that men are pressured into (they have their disadvantages too). I mean, we're just all people, ya know?
Glad you liked Gabi and Saroyan.. I would love to do a series of portraits of my feminist sheroes. Alice Walker is among them too -- she's so beautiful and expressive..she'd be a great subject.

And ITA with itsKelCeeEee.
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More women are feminists than we realize; it's just that the word's been given such a negative connotation that people hear it and think of ugly, hairy, men hating women who can't get laid, which is the furthest thing from the truth. I am a proud feminist, and it's not because I think women are better; I simply want to be recognized as an equal. I don't think wanting to be paid the same amount as my counterparts, pushing for better childcare (and I don't have kids!) and disliking the horror known as "rape culture" is a bad thing, but maybe that's just me. I also despise the roles that men are pressured into (they have their disadvantages too). I mean, we're just all people, ya know?
Originally Posted by itsKelCeeEee

Amen, sister!
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More women are feminists than we realize; it's just that the word's been given such a negative connotation that people hear it and think of ugly, hairy, men hating women who can't get laid, which is the furthest thing from the truth. I am a proud feminist, and it's not because I think women are better; I simply want to be recognized as an equal. I don't think wanting to be paid the same amount as my counterparts, pushing for better childcare (and I don't have kids!) and disliking the horror known as "rape culture" is a bad thing, but maybe that's just me. I also despise the roles that men are pressured into (they have their disadvantages too). I mean, we're just all people, ya know?
Originally Posted by itsKelCeeEee

Amen, sister!
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LOL this is funny, my boyfriend told me i was a feminist just the other day.
My were results were 90% which means im a total feminist.
I guess he was right?! ahah

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A sad bit of forgotten/unpublicized civil rights history. Will she ever get justice? It's been over 50 years..

Recy Taylor: A Symbol of Jim Crow's Forgotten Horror

It's unclear what legal options the family has today, but because Alabama has no statute of limitations on rape, McGuire posits that Taylor's case could potentially be reopened if the assailants are still alive. "There may be a possibility that they could sue the county or sheriff's department for obstruction of justice, given the cover-up," she said. "A creative attorney could certainly find a way."
I guess she was "asking for it" since she was a black woman walking home minding her business after church with a group of friends. /sarcasm
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A sad bit of forgotten/unpublicized civil rights history. Will she ever get justice? It's been over 50 years..

Recy Taylor: A Symbol of Jim Crow's Forgotten Horror

It's unclear what legal options the family has today, but because Alabama has no statute of limitations on rape, McGuire posits that Taylor's case could potentially be reopened if the assailants are still alive. "There may be a possibility that they could sue the county or sheriff's department for obstruction of justice, given the cover-up," she said. "A creative attorney could certainly find a way."
I guess she was "asking for it" since she was a black woman walking home minding her business after church with a group of friends. /sarcasm
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
That...is absolutely, terribly disgusting.
That poor woman. Having to live with that all these years, and nothing being done to those men...I can't even.

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Wow...

I'm a "70% Feminist."

You are certainly a feminist - whether you know it or not.
You believe in gender equality, at least most of the time. You also believe there are a few exceptions.

I would've never thought of myself as a feminist.
No MAS.

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You know I think I'm finally comfortable with being able to call myself a feminist. It was a journey though, mainly because my freshman year of college I had this "feminist" roommate that use to hate on me all the time for participate in 'woman degrading' activities, I'm a ballet/ballroom dancer, that likes to bake, and wear dresses/skirts and heels ect. Also we lived in an all girls dorm, while she was randomly assigned there, she would get at me because I chose to live there (a choice I made because it was nicer than all the co-ed underclass dorms that smelled like pee and popcorn).

I was a building construction major for heavens sake! To which she said I only majored in so I could find a husband, and she doubted it would graduate from the program. True, less than 1% of the program were women, but I was there because I actually enjoy BC. I was the only girl in a class of 180, and it was difficult at times, but I got through it and was happy.

This really gave me a complex about feminism for the longest time, not that I didn't agree with it, but I didn't want to associate with someone like my roommate who put women down if they didn't fit into what she thinks a woman should be. Now I realize that there is more to feminism than that, and this woman wasn't a feminist as much as she was a sexist hater.

Sorry about the rant. I am now a proud feminist
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You Are 51% Feminist
You aren't a total traditionalist when it comes to gender roles. But you're no feminist either.
You generally think that women should be treated as equals, but you're not convinced the world should be gender neutral.

Having different gender roles should not = inequality and mistreatment. In this world unfortunately it sometimes does.

If women should have the right to chose, then why is it that feminists often look down on women who chose to play a traditional role?
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A sad bit of forgotten/unpublicized civil rights history. Will she ever get justice? It's been over 50 years..

Recy Taylor: A Symbol of Jim Crow's Forgotten Horror

It's unclear what legal options the family has today, but because Alabama has no statute of limitations on rape, McGuire posits that Taylor's case could potentially be reopened if the assailants are still alive. "There may be a possibility that they could sue the county or sheriff's department for obstruction of justice, given the cover-up," she said. "A creative attorney could certainly find a way."
I guess she was "asking for it" since she was a black woman walking home minding her business after church with a group of friends. /sarcasm
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
That...is absolutely, terribly disgusting.
That poor woman. Having to live with that all these years, and nothing being done to those men...I can't even.
Originally Posted by itsKelCeeEee
There is an update.. Recy did get an apology, and she has accepted it. She didn't get justice, but she figures it's been so long the apology is enough for her at this point in her life.
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I'm not feminist , though I believe in the ideals. I just dislike most labels, especially when all I think about is horrible folk music when I hear the word.

However, I agree with the ideals.

Has anyone heard of Bikini Kill? Look em up. VERY rockin all-girl punk band from the nineties.

I love them. They often would have rape victims stand up on stage and recount their experiences with a pro-rape society. It's powerful, moving, healing, and IMPORTANT.

Basically? I'm not a feminist. I'm just against the pro-rape society we Live in. Women AND men deal with abuse of all kinds. I think it's time to give men some time to cope from rape as well.

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Wow. As someone who went through trauma therapy, I should've said rape SURVIVORS.

We are survivors ladies.

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You are 100% Feminist

You are a total feminist. This doesn't mean you're a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).
You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It's a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.

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You are 100% Feminist

You are a total feminist. This doesn't mean you're a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).
You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It's a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.
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Me, too! Fun survey.
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93 per cent and "total."
You are 56% Feminist.

You aren't a total traditionalist when it comes to gender roles. But you're no feminist either. You generally think that women should be treated as equals, but you're not convinced the world should be gender neutral.
I think that's pretty accurate.

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