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Jun 16, PM. Does a feminist pay her own way on a date? Does a feminist ask the man out? Your thoughts? Gentlemen feel free to chime in. Jun 17, AM. It depends.
What are the vital issues that women and feminists in Canada and Germany today consider to be of burning importance, what are they concerned about? And what else is there still to do? This is a showcase of people who are involved in the field of culture and who are dealing with the currently most pressing feminist issues and debates. How do women juggle the demands of their relationships, caring for the family and being gainfully employed? In German society single mothers or fathers are equally as prevalent as patchwork families, queer, trans or polyamourous relationships. Women are still being forced into the classic role of nursing and nurturing.
We've all met someone who is otherwise reasonably minded who says they are " not a feminist. However, it might be more beneficial to, rather than go on the offensive, ask some questions of the person who has declared themselves "not a feminist. They're just confused or turned off, for whatever reason, about the word "feminism" and identifying as feminist. It's our responsibility to try to understand different perspectives, and of course, feminism is not supposed to be antagonistic. It's supposed to educate and illuminate and create changes that promote gender equality , and when we're competitive, sometimes that can reduce the point we're trying to make.
And thank God for that the problems and struggles are out in the open and being talked about. There are so many anti-shaving movements out there, and you can totally see the point: why should you have to conform to idealised beauty standards which are completely unnatural? But yet, the thought of sporting hairy legs and armpits in your bikini this summer makes you feel a bit queasy. You definitely, definitely get why women would want to keep their own name. You know you should be fighting these battles with a strong hand but not everyone can do as good a job as Emma Watson. You have waited days to text back and pretended to be busy when guys asked you out somewhere deep inside, you do think men like to chase so you should let them get on with it and not appear too keen. Obviously, you would never condone aggressive catcalling or harrassment but is it so bad that you like it when strangers whistle politely at you sometimes, even when you feel about as sexy as a verucca?