Women Against Feminism – How’d I Miss This?

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I don’t know how this argument slipped under my nosey radar; War Against Feminism vs. Feminists abroad, but Houston, we have an all out war amid the social mediasphere.

Both young and wiser non-feminists are riling up the feminist camp and shooting down traditional beliefs in feminism with double-barreled shotgun messages like these:

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I’m not a feminist and I don’t know if I’ve ever been one, even in my single days. Following their movement or researching the focus behind their beliefs has never been something I’ve wanted to place an emphasis on. That’s not a negative dig. It’s just never been an interest of mine.

I’m sure a feminist would jump in right now and say, “Well, we’re fighting to protect the rights of women from the men that want to take them away”. Okay. An anti-feminist would probably challenge that position with, “Exactly what rights and what men, because the men we know are awesome and we should all have the same rights?”

I still believe in the traditional roles our grandmothers lived out. I’m a stay at home wife and mother and I love it. However, I do have a college degree and am currently fulfilling the dream that comes along with it. But, my family comes first. And when what I’m fulfilling begins to disturb the home flow, I know it’s time to refocus things.

Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, or a world like our grandparents used to live in. Financial constraints force both parents into the workforce. The absentee parent saga is still in full effect, which is no longer solely mothers but fathers as well taking full responsibility of their children. And let’s face it, not every woman aspires to stay home, raise the babies and sauté the zucchini.

I’m no fool. Prior to marrying my husband, I worked full-time in the corporate world for some really great Fortune 500 corporations. I’m sure I was underpaid for reasons far greater than just being a woman. See, I’m also African-American, which is an entirely different hill to climb when you get into rights. This is probably why I’ve stayed away from feminism. It didn’t originally include black women. And, up until the third wave, if my memory serves me correctly, the focus to concentrate on cultural inequalities didn’t exist. I’m sure a feminist would jump in right now and throat me a bit of jargon about how feminists care for other cultures, but let me just tell you how none of that plays out 90% of the time on a job interview. That’s not a slap in the face of feminism, just a fact; maybe a spoke in the wheel so to speak.

At any rate, both sides, feminists and that of the anti, have strong arguments that weigh in with a good amount of truth. I just wish that we’d remove the titles and the double-talk and fight for the equal rights of all cultures.

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