Pat Siobhan (patsmor) wrote in sacto_feminists,
Pat Siobhan

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A good point about feminists

goldsquare brings up a good point: a lot of the rhetoric and recruiting material that emphasizes women's rights ignores the fact that a great many people who have "outdoor plumbing" or (how did he put it?) "pendulous gentials" are, in fact, great fighters for the rights to equal pay, medical issues, etc.

One of the reasons I avoided NOW in Michigan for so many years was that they seemed to be solely directed at Radical Lesbians -- that straight women in happy relationships with supportive males were not really feminists. That's the image I have in my head of "feminazis" -- not the families and multigenerational/multigender groups I saw at the march.

So, my question is: what do _you_ see as a feminist? Is the word itself a roadblock? How better to describe outselves?
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