When I question the world around me and the life that I live, I am not filled with bitterness, resentment, or anger (for the most part). I don't think those things lead to change. I don't think ignorance or confident self-serving compliance is right for everyone.Kathy Rose Center wrote:Neither do I, but there's no point in making yourself sick over it. Resentment, bitterness, anger ... all of those emotions are physically and psychologically harmful to you. Fight the good fight, but don't injure yourself in the process. Roll with the punches, and laugh in spite of them.TexasImprovMassacre wrote:sara_anm8r wrote:Maybe times have changed... but change doesn't equal equality.TexasImprovMassacre wrote:I don't argue that sexism doesn't still exist.
I believe in active thinking, about every issue that confronts a person in their life. Some ways of life that seem normal become absurd when you stop and think about them. It's a hard thing to keep up, because it is usually always easier to ignore the issues or tell yourself that it is alright and that other people are taking care of it. But I think it's important to be aware. I make life choices based on my awareness.
One way to continue thinking actively is to have a dialogue with your peers.
There are many different kinds of feminism and feminists, and a lot of assumptions about both out there. Bitch magazine has a good article defining these things:
http://bitchmagazine.org/article/everyt ... t-feminism
Also, here is a piece of "feminist" art from the 1970s:
Detail from Womanhouse, mixed media