A Response to “Women Against Feminism”

Great response to “women against feminism”.

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Imagine this:

The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or mortgage. You have been to school and maybe even college or university as well. You can read and write and count. You own a car or have a driver’s licence. You have enough money in your own bank account to feed and clothe yourself. You have access to the Internet. You can vote. You have a boyfriend or girlfriend of your choosing, who you can also marry if you want to, and raise a family with. You walk down the street wearing whatever you feel like wearing. You can go to bars and clubs and sleep with whomever you want.

Your world is full of freedom and possibility.

Then you…

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I love Boobies

As a daughter of a twice inflicted breast cancer survivor, I often felt these breast cancer awareness tactics are demeaning. My mother lost her breasts. But she didn’t lose her LIFE. These campaigns, although intentions and perhaps results are good, give women the same old sexist message: your body parts are more valuable than your life. And to depict young, porn-like women acting like the “hot lesbians” is so insulting. (See link to tee shirts). Awareness is good. Funds are good. But never good at the expense of our worth. And driving with my three boys, behind a car donning a bumper sticker that says save second base (yes it did happen), is not something any mom should have to deal with. Ah, but I did. And got them to understand. I can only hope.

http://collectiveshout.org/2013/10/objectification-for-a-cause-bonds-ad-gimmick-does-more-harm-than-good/