Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm No Feminist

I work and have always worked in male dominated industries.
My husband does 90% of the cooking and 40% of the cleaning.
I paid for my own education.
I majored in a male dominated field.
I've always made the choices I felt were right for me and my family- regardless of social norms.
I am NO feminist.

I thought I was, but I was mistaken.  I thought feminism was about empowering women to do what they want, to be who they want to be- but the world you and I live in does not define feminism as such.

Feminism means you want your neighbors to pay for your birth control and abortions.
Women's rights means taxing your neighbors to pay for your birth control and abortions.

Can you be a feminist and a housewife? Only if you support abortion. (and even then 1/2 of the other feminists don't want you)

I thought being a feminist meant you didn't need the help of a man, nor the government to achieve what you wanted to achieve in this life- that you could indeed do it on your own. Sadly, that's not what feminism is either.

Not sure what I am, but over the past 4 years I've certainly learned what I'm not- and that's a feminist.