Friday, 22 July 2011

I am a feminist

Given the huge struggle for womens rights, perhaps one of the most depressing phrases in the English Language is when a women says"I'm not a feminist".

OK, so people have some strange definition of feminism to decide that that is not them, but,
at a fundamental level, feminism is about whether people should be stopped from doing things merely
and solely because of their female gender.

Do people really want to go back and reintroduce laws that stopped women from; voting, owning property, getting a divorce, going to university, becoming Doctors, ........

The latest madness is in Saudi Arabia where women are seeking the right to drive cars (and then only if a man is available) and huge efforts are being put into stopping them.

Where do you stand on this issue ? Not a feminist ? I think you probably are !

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