Feminism and Women's issues
Dude, put the brooms down. Photo by Pedro Ladeira/AFP/Getty Images It may be gratifying for women to see their husbands loading the dishwasher or folding laundry, but is it sexy? Yes, according to many media stories. “Men: Want More Sex?
Feminism is not a monolith, nor is it a dogma. The only thing you have to believe in order to call yourself a feminist is that ensuring women's freedom and equality of opportunity in all spheres of life is a crucial priority .
Feminist Lexicon: “Angel in the House” A concept of desirable femininity (from Coventry Patmore's nineteenth century poem) critiqued by Virginia Woolf who argued for the necessity of killing this internalised aspect of the feminine for women to be fully effective. She argued further in Three Guineas that it was also necessary to kill 'the lady'—although even then 'the woman still remained'.
Are you new to feminism ? Do you need an overview of feminist ideas? Perhaps you already know a bit about feminism but want to become more well read.
Feminist books -- both novels and non-fiction -- influenced and reflected the feminist movement.
By Suzanne MacNevin - December 2012. "If every woman in the world carried a secret bottle of pepperspray on her there would be a lot less rapes." - Suzanne MacNevin I have a hunch that between 1890 and 1910 the number of rapes dropped a bit in various Western countries due to women wearing hats that required hatpins. The reason? Because in a pinch the hatpin could be substituted as a self-defense weapon. See my blog post Hatpins as Self Defense Weapon for Women for more details.
AKA: I asked some feminists a question, and instead of answering they sent me here.