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10 April 2005 @ 03:04 pm
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thinking about winterspark 4. tentatively themed whose world is it, but i know the theme will shape itself as i start writing and piecing things together. it always does with my zines, really.

so, just as a kickstart for discussion,

what does "feminism" mean to you?

my zine won't be all feminist/riot grrrl/girl power themed, but it's definitely one aspect i want to write about. i'm interested to hear what you guys have to say, really.

thanks in advance, to anyone who replies ♥

 
 
 
Crystalcrystalina on April 10th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)
Trilliantrillian42 on April 10th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
That is exactly what I was going to link to :)
Crystalcrystalina on April 10th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
:)
dangerous & sad-hearted blondeemmica on April 10th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
feminism to me is to have a personal revolution; that every single one of us will know that we can do it our way. that we will be as equal as we can. &i've only been awake for half an hour so perhaps i'll add more later. <3
linda: white tankfragilehearted on April 10th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
to me...equality of men & women on all fronts. it means that women have full rights to make ANY choice about themselves. (which is why i've always thought that MEN making abortion laws is BULLSHIT. gah, what a double standard...you know, if men had the babies...i bet there would be an abortion pill, it would be over-the-counter, & women wouldn't even be allowed to buy it!)

people are always stunned when i tell them that being a wife/mom is my number one priority in life. they say, "i thought you were a feminist!" as if you know, we all have to be against getting married & caring for our children. i think...that feminism...is being able to say, "i can have a career if i feel like it, but i'd rather care for my children, b/c love & family are more important to me. & that's my choice for my life."
Catherine Earnshawgiantessmess on April 10th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
feminism, to me....definately equality. my mother's quite the classic radical feminist....so we kind of clash on some points. i know you can tend to get all tied up in the question of Men (just had radically-feminist-leaning lecture.. apologies in advance for rant), when really, it isn't about the 'patriarchy' anymore. at least not to me. it's more an equality on all fronts that i'm thinking about. not just in terms of gender. i mean, i think it's all connected. race, class...some women are more equal than others.
on another topic..... thought i'd post your reply here, as it's no fun trawling through old entries. Friday is a fantastic day (my day off). we can go on a tea-drinking dancing spree. or something funky like that :) what kind of cool thing do you want to do? do you like galleries? (or am i a dull candace?)

ps. decided today that i needed to pick up a tori album. thou art my inspiration.

Denisedecemberjuliet on April 10th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
To me it's all about equality. Nothing is "woman's work" anymore, it's just work that needs done, that both men and women do together. It also means that we're free to make choices for our own lives, and those choices should be respected. One of the most important things to me in my life, is that I remain childfree, and I'm able to do that because I'm allowed to make my own choices based on what's right for me.
Katrina Elisse Caudlecrownofviolets on April 10th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm not really sure about this one. There's seems to be a bit of a backlash against feminism going on right now. Younger women, feeling the burn of working mothers, are focusing a lot on making a happy home, and seem to be favoring domestic success.

And I can't honestly say I disagree with them either. Being the product of a divorced marriage, where my sole care provider was always working, I've always dreamed of creating a warm home for myself and my partner of whatever gender and any kids we may or may not have.

So I'm really at loss for a personal repore with feminism, but I am trying to remedy that. I'm firmly of the belief that most women should take a women's studies course and decide for themself what feminism is and what it means to them. It's on my list for university.
shiftybobshiftybob on April 11th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
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Hey, I forgot to harass you for a copy of Winterspark 3!
*insert harassment here*

To me, feminism means a slower response time for my sandwich.
Teehee.
No really, I'm joking.
Wanna hear another joke?

Why are women bad drivers?
Because there's no highway between the kitchen and the bedroom.

AHAHAHAHA!

...I'm going to get stabbed soon aren't I?
Maybe I should answer this question again when I'm feeling like less of a jackass.