The F-Word

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On Wednesday, I had the audacity to be at a PUBLIC meeting with my children.

A man tried to suggest our presence there was a problem. I have a right to be there, as do my children. So I told him to “deal with it”. If they were running riot, I would have left. As I hope he would have if his undesexed, unleashed pitbull had been a problem.

And there was another woman in attendance. A well informed, woman who had the audacity to speak her mind. She was shut down.

If my husband had been there with his children – I doubt very much anyone would have marched up to him to suggest he leave.

And if that informed and vocal woman had been a man, I bet they would have applauded and encouraged.

Am I pissed off? You bet!

I am also proud of myself. I stood up to ‘that man’. I defended my rights and those of my children.

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Beautiful Heart

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This was originally published here on Jan 23 2013.  I am republishing it here, along with the below you tube clip of Emma Watson’s speech to the UN.

Does anyone really understand feminism anymore?

Who are the feminists?

The ‘breastfeeding in public’ (mass)debate includes comments from women claiming to be feminists that insist that while they agree that mothers are able to feed anywhere, anytime, that they should be discreet/discrete about it.

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This blog makes a great point about what underlies this thinking.  Apparently the feminist movement took us away from the frying pan and straight into the fire.

Nothing stands in our way now – except for the glass ceiling.

As long as we women obey the unwritten rules of the patriarchy, and behave like men, we are welcome to be equal.

I have previously written about the devaluation of motherhood, but I feel that this issue is more about…

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