I have always considered myself a feminist.
I say “I’m a feminist” and my husband laughs, and says “your no feminist”.
This is because he was raised by a feminist, and in his mind feminists are radicals that go around with signs all day long screaming “down with patriarchy”(not women who are empowered and believe in the equality of men and women).
Any I always thought that he was delusional.
That is, until I read this article:
Wow. Apparently, I’m a slave to the patriarchal institution. According to this woman, I should go back to work and pay someone else to take care of my children(which would mean I would need to take out a loan so I can go to work, at 720 per week daycare is not affordable until they are 2.5).
Yet again, the work women do within the house is being undervalued, women who choose to stay at home to raise their children are categorized as small minded (here a feminist woman is devaluing the work of a mother).
Maybe my husband is right, if this is what a feminist is, then I’m no feminist.