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16th-Nov-2005 08:42 am(Oops! No Subject!)
Feminism ... what is it ? Feminist who are they?
everyone has different interpretation of these questions BUT in my opinion...
Feminism is equal rights
Feminist are Not man haters they just believe that they can do anything that a man can do and that women should not be oppressed. Women should get paid the same amount for doing the same job as a man NOT less
6th-Nov-2005 03:33 pm - Islamic Feminism
A Washington Post article from today.

Thanks to penguin_chaos

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I loved this:"You are out of order," she said to the man. "What you are doing is exactly the kind of thing that we are here to be able to stop." The audience broke into cheers.

It gave me one of those good feelings worthy of happy tears. Although, I do believe basing feminism out of a partriarchial institution (Islam, Christianity, Judaism, etc) can be very problematic. But, then again, don't we do that anyway in our secular lives?

cross-posted to my personal journal
5th-Nov-2005 03:00 pm - No women in Hockey Hall of Fame
Link to the article on TheStar.com

A friend sent me this article this morning and I thought it was interesting...

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For those wondering... Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs until 1989, was a notorious mysogynist besides being known as a meiser and a crook. Here is a link to a radio interview from 1979 with Barbara Frum of the CBC.

"A fiery Ballard enrages Canadians when says women on the radio are a joke and implies that the best position for them is on their backs."

Is this surprising about the Hockey Hall of Fame? I was surprised, but not entirely shocked.
American highschool girls boycott A & F

link to the article: Fighting Fitch

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So what do you think?

Too often we dismiss t-shirts and jokes as harmless despite the fact they promote messages that are blatantly offensive. The t-shirt might be humorous if we lived in a world of gender equality because it would seem so far-out and ridiculous. Unfortunately, we don't live in a world where women are not systematically reduced to sexualized body parts.

I realize that now the biggest trend is humour based on the sole fact it's offensive, but I personally find that to be so base that it does not reach my funny bone.
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