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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 08:52 AM
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3. I think that there is general consensus on the idea that
"separate but equal" is not equal, at all. If "feminism" means the total, "un-separated", equality of all women with all men, then, no you cannot seek gender equality and not be a feminist. "Feminism" is not a dirty word. It is a movement that has struggled (and still does) with thousands of years of oppression and degradation. Feminists are heroes and should be held up as such - just my opinion...
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  -Can a person seek gender equality, but not be a feminist? highlonesome  Jun-01-05 08:44 AM   #0 
  - Sure, you can be humanist, work for justice for everybody, but when  havocmom   Jun-01-05 08:47 AM   #1 
  - The word feminist has gotten the same connotation as Liberal.  Shoeempress   Jun-01-05 08:49 AM   #2 
  - I guess how I see it....  highlonesome   Jun-01-05 08:56 AM   #5 
  - Exactly, Shoeempress, exactly . . .  TaleWgnDg   Jul-25-05 03:46 AM   #22 
     - Not only the enemies....  Finder   Jul-25-05 02:38 PM   #23 
        - words have power or else they wouldn't be fought over  nashville_brook   Aug-10-05 10:53 AM   #25 
  - I think that there is general consensus on the idea that  Dhalgren   Jun-01-05 08:52 AM   #3 
  - exactly what do you think "feminism" is?  meti57b   Jun-01-05 08:54 AM   #4 
  - Yes I've read that before.  highlonesome   Jun-01-05 08:59 AM   #7 
     - Even more generic  omega minimo   Jun-02-05 12:15 AM   #14 
     - The trouble is this:  bloom   Jun-02-05 03:25 PM   #16 
  - BTW; please tell me you've read  lildreamer316   Jun-01-05 08:58 AM   #6 
  - An absolutely terrific book!  Dhalgren   Jun-01-05 09:09 AM   #8 
     - Peer review  highlonesome   Jun-01-05 10:46 AM   #11 
        - After thirty years of reading academic works from most  Dhalgren   Jun-01-05 11:44 AM   #12 
           - i would add that the book offers a powerful means to overturn  nashville_brook   Aug-10-05 10:59 AM   #26 
  - If you keep insisting  beam me up scottie   Jun-01-05 09:27 AM   #9 
  - I didn't say....  highlonesome   Jun-01-05 10:19 AM   #10 
  - Semantics.  kalibex   Jun-01-05 02:23 PM   #13 
  - Answer to original question: Yes, but....  Senior citizen   Jun-02-05 03:37 AM   #15 
  - I have a problem with this.  Chovexani   Jun-03-05 12:02 AM   #17 
  - It makes perfect sense to me.  beam me up scottie   Jun-03-05 09:08 AM   #18 
  - Someone at work a while back told me she wasn't any damn feminist. So  WildClarySage   Jun-12-05 08:30 PM   #19 
  - Excellent point.  beam me up scottie   Jun-12-05 11:41 PM   #20 
  - I have a problem with the concepts of white and male privilege  hfojvt   Jul-28-05 02:11 AM   #24 
  - bingo. the "humanist" thing is just another way of saying  nashville_brook   Aug-10-05 11:09 AM   #27 
  - Arguably.  Donald Ian Rankin   Jul-13-05 05:26 AM   #21 
  - Hardly  Cell 17B   Sep-14-06 01:15 PM   #28 
 

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