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also, there's this...
What does it mean to be a Feminist in a modern context (can it even be categorised as a singular thing?), and how is it different to an Egalitarian?
I think I understand the sentiment behind Katie’s message, and I agree it’s important to acknowledge the work of Feminists as drivers of progress. However, I’m not sure it’s ok to appropriate public figures based on single sentence statements. There’s very likely more to their beliefs than a label.
So what your saying is that you shouldn’t be paid as much as your male collegues? If your female collegues are not pulling their weight then its a management problem not a feminist issue. Feminism means equality – equal pay for the same job. Our kindergarden has 50% male teachers and they are brilliant, i would expect them to recieve the same pay as thier female collegues. Feminism is just as much about male equality as it is female! Its good that there is so much discussion around this topic but its important that people know what it really means!
My personal problem with the term ‘feminist’ is the fact that I don’t believe that men and women are ‘equal’. No, I don’t think women shouldn’t have the right to work or to vote. I am absolutely ok with everything the feminist fighters achieved. But TODAY feminism started to be something that’s only creating a big war between men and women and sometimes even placung men under women. Is it equality, when a woman can be mecanic or firefighter and has not to accomplish the same work as a man in the same position? Is it equality when a man wants to work in a kindergarden and all the women are thinking first “oh no, he must be attracted by children”? For me it’s not. And unluckily, to many womenthink being equal means having all the rights men have and not to do the same for it. I am a female firefighter, I destroyed my nails and my hair, all of my body hurts in the evening. Fir the simple reason that I force myself to do exactly the same work as the men. But I know so many girls thinking thatthey just have to look cute in their uniforms to let the men do their work because they fear that their nails could break. And THATS why I refuse to call myself a feminist TODAY. Because those modern feminists who are trying to destroy languages to make them feminine and think that stuff like this will make that they’ll get equal pay checks are making me sick. And after having seen this video, I think they should be forbidden to call themselves feminists. Because they aren’t. Todays pseudo equality movement should get another name.
Feminist should mean “defender of womens rights” nothing else….like humanist should mean: to defend humans rights, and Left wing should then mean: to defend the rights of all women, men, children, animals, weather they come from north, south, est, west….as we all are one race: the human race!!!!
The term feminist has become controversial solely because it has been exploited in many different ways. Women in the US and some other Western countries have not achieved equality so much as simply been taught to hate. The genders are being played off against one another by the same forces which play the races off against one another and in this manner maintain their control over society.