Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Feminist Dilemma…

So, lately I’ve been feeling a little on the outs with women.

LDS and non-LDS alike.

I find that I’m a little too feminist for some, and WAY not enough for others.

This has been brought to the forefront of my mind because of a certain woman who is running for office. I’ve heard numerous women weighing in on whether or not she should. And I’ve heard all their reasons why they think she shouldn’t. I’ve also heard women expressing their feelings that she’s destroying the women’s movement because she’s an anti-feminist.

I’ve held my tongue during all of this; partly because it’s political (and you know how I feel about that), and partly because I don’t agree with either side.

But, it does make me feel disconnected.

Do any of you feel the same way?


Anonymous said...

Girl, the same wavelength strikes again. A few things this week amongst some of my outer ring girls have made me want to peel the flesh from my face. And that has nothing at all to do with what you said lol, just their own really bad choices.

Actually my "Twilight" author talked about feminism on her webpage, she had some awesome views about it. I'll send you the link if you like.

Tammy said...

i feel the same way... very disconnected for the fight for feminism and the family. As you know i am very sensitive. I feel bad that I didn't like the female lds author's book Twilight. It was brave for me the post my un-popular opinion and that is just a book.

Liz W. said...

Hey, Em, send me the link. I'd like to read it!

Amanda said...

I'm not sure if I feel disconnected for the same reasons that you do, but I do feel unaffected by the fact that we have had several women running for the White House during this election.
I mean, good job for America in that we are finally in the place that we are that it is a posibility, but I really don't care that they are women. I think that I either like them as a candidate or I don't, but their gender hasn't helped or hurt them at all.
I think that more often than not, I don't really care about the same things that other people are arguing about and so all the drama is lost on me.
Just my view. Hope I stayed in the safe zone of political chatter. :)