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Seven Reasons You Should Thank A Feminist Today

If there is one thing in this world that makes me want to chew my own face off, itís women who think that feminism has ruined their lives.

You know the type - women who want to live in some kind of souped up 1950s fantasy world where they get married right out of high school and their husband makes enough to support their family on just his income and they think the moral decline of society has something to do with the fact that women no longer wear crinolines and genteel white gloves and cute little hats. Never mind that, you know, lots and lots of families in the 1950s werenít able to live off of a single income; trust me when I say that feminism did not invent the working mother. Leaving that little scrap of truth aside, I guess I can see what some women find appealing about this model. They want to live in a world where there were fewer expectations put on women Ė and lord knows that in this day and age, when women often work full time jobs outside of the home and yet are still expected to do the majority of the housework and childcare, the idea that there was a time when you only needed to be pretty and fertile might seem downright relaxing. I guess.

Of course, many women were miserable back then, and the feminine mystique and blah blah blah. Iím not going to get into all that Betty Friedan second wave fun here, but feel free to look it up if you donít believe me. Life for women back then was like a fancy chocolate with some gross shit inside Ė really pretty to look at, but best left in the box so that some other sucker who HASNíT read the chocolate map gets tricked into eating it. Just kidding. No one should eat that chocolate Ė itís a garbage chocolate and should be treated as such.

All that being said, the thing that REALLY makes me howl with exasperation over this time-travel housewife fetishization is that the vast, vast majority of the women who say that they hate feminism seem to be pretty damn happy to reap the benefits of it. So either theyíre totally unaware of what feminism is, what itís done, and how history works, or else theyíre just total hypocrite jerks.


http://bellejar.ca/2014/07/04/seven-reasons-you-should-thank-a-feminist-today/


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