Women Unbound: Start of Challenge Meme

December 4, 2009

unbound1smallerStart of Challenge Meme

1. What does feminism mean to you?

For me, feminism means exactly what the dictionary says it does:  the belief that women should have the same opportunities, power, and rights as men.

Does it have to do with the work sphere? The social sphere? How you dress? How you act?

It has to do with everything, yes.

2. Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?

Yes. Being a feminist means I believe in feminism; it means I think women deserve equal rights.  I’m not ashamed of that, and I’m not going to eschew the term because it makes people uncomfortable.

3. What do you consider the biggest obstacle women face in the world today? Has that obstacle changed over time, or does it basically remain the same?

It all, for me, comes down to the double standard that then leads to the double bind.  Because, then, any choice made is the wrong choice, and, silly women, don’t you see why you shouldn’t have choices at all?

And, no, it absolutely has not changed over time.

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  1. Aarti

    I’m so glad you’re participating in this challenge! I like your term “double bind.” That’s so true. I think women need to figure out how to balance the different parts of their lives- it’s hard to do, but no one is going to help us do it.

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