Friday, August 23, 2013

i really want to take a moment to pick apart this article and just tear it to shreds.. but then i'd be wasting my time. because i could just sum it by saying foxnews sucks.


7 comments:

  1. I'll be honest, it sounds a lot like The Family: A Proclamation to the World {particularly this sentence: "...men and women are equal, but different. They've each been blessed with amazing and unique qualities that they bring to the table."} So, personally I don't have a problem with it at all.

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  2. Oh, this article is bad. As far as what Mindy says, I think there’s a difference between recognizing, even celebrating, god-given attributes or settling into societal constructs and expectations. This author makes the argument that our grandmothers “got it right” just because divorce wasn’t an option. And for her to claim that “prior to the 70s…many would argue women had the better end of the deal!”—that’s ignorant. It completely ignores and discounts the accomplishments and successes of the feminist movement and the women who rose from it to change the world. So when she says “Feminists assured women their efforts would result in more satisfying marriages, but the result is something else altogether” I have to disagree. Because I’ve seen how my grandparents and their friends marriages worked—and it’s not something I want. Sacrificing ourselves to these “roles” we’ve scripted since the dark ages is not something inspired or enticing. And for her to discount the feminist movement is especially hypocritical. She has a voice, a career, an identity separate from her husband’s name. I don’t think feminism discounts femininity or condemns motherhood; rather, it’s meant to celebrate a woman’s strength in herself. Because not even The Family: A Proclamation would dare assume that “a woman’s value was tied to her role as a wife.” And I’ll never ever believe in a god who “admits women and men aren’t equal.” What’s wrong with honoring female empowerment? Even from a spiritual standpoint—think of Esther, Ruth, Emma Smith…these strong women who were more than their relationships; who had strengths and destinies beyond playing housewife. So it’s frustrating that, for this author, relationships boil down to a set of roles that, if not met, result in “men and women [having] no idea who’s supposed to do what.” The human experience is meant to be more than a checklist of expectations. For both genders! So this article is bad. And wrong. And ignorant. And a little disturbing all around. Because it is founded on ignorance, and that’s unforgivable for a woman standing on her soapbox unwilling to recognize the sacrifices on the part of women that got her there.

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  3. Don't even waste your time with Fox.

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  4. And maybe there's that one line of similar wording to the Family Proclamation, but it sounds nothing like it otherwise.

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  5. I'd add my two cents, but Shelby echoed all my thoughts perfectly!

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  6. I think the lady had a few valid points, and than a lot of ignorant statments. I agree that the feminist movement failed in some areas at producing equality, however I don't think that means go back to the way it was. I really found the statement ignorant that said that prior to the 70's everyone saw the roles equal in importance. some did, but the reigning doctrine was that men were superior to women. just read the play Trifles, it exemplifies the inequalities. Overall I dislikeed the article. I find all news sources now days-msn , fox, etc.- to be complte propaganda and ignorance

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  7. I agree with much that Andrea has said. Failed feminism, but don't go back. Yes, ignorant statements. As well as most news sources not really news sources at all.

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