so i'm really sick of seeing this link shared on facebook.
yes. i read through it. and i know i could probably spend another hour picking it apart and making a really good argument, but i don't feel like it right now. all i really want to say is it only took one skim for it to creep under my skin.
i will tell you though, my immediate reaction is like 'sorry you hate your mom... now let's get back to feminism.'
i'll think about elaborating later... or maybe i will a little right now.
let's just get back to the basics of feminism real quick. it's about equality for men and women. i'm a feminist. i don't want to be a man. I WANT TO BE A WOMAN. I WANT TO BE A MOTHER.
i want to see women and men have equal salaries, across the world.
i want to see women and men have equal opportunities for education, across the world.
i want to see women and men have equal rights to health care, across the world.
i want to see women and men have an equal voice in politics, across the world.
i want to see women and men have equal respect, across the world. it's that simple.
^^^ feminism. ^^^
i also want to have a family of my own, with my adorable fiance, dallas.
equality is something i choose to stand up for, whether or not each of these issues directly involves me or not (but a lot of them do). it's a principle thing.
i can still stand up for all of these things and be a good mother. sorry, rebecca walker, that your mom neglected you. but it's not about feminism. it's about your mom.
i'm sorry your mom gave you the impression that it's all feminism's fault. sounds to me like your mom had a personal problem with mothering.
also, to everyone who reads rebecca walker's article, and my post: don't let anyone tell you what it means to be a 'good' mom. at least, the media is not necessarily where you should turn to figure that out.