The comments discussion on my last post got WAY off track because we couldn’t agree on what a Christian is. (The discussion was very interesting, but I think most of us will have to agree to disagree at this point.)
To get back on track to the topic of our reading selection for the month, let’s talk about how we each define feminism. (As part of my book review at the end of the month, I’ll talk about how the author of Full Frontal Feminism defines it.) So take a crack at these questions in the comments:
- How do you define “feminist” or “feminism”?
- Do you consider yourself a feminist?
- Why or why not?
- Are you a man or a woman?
- Is feminism in any way related to skepchickism (or vice versa)?
I’ll be abstaining from this discussion because I really do have to get some work done this week, but here are my answers:
- I think a feminist is anyone who believes that women and men are equal and should be treated equally as individuals and in society.
- Yes, I consider myself a feminist.
- Because I believe what I’ve stated above.
- I am a woman.
- I don’t think feminism is related to skepchickism, because there are a lot of feminists who believe really weird stuff. I find it disturbing that feminism is often linked to new age superstitions and to really bizarre concepts, such as the idea that all male-female intercourse is rape. However, I do think skepchickism is related to femism, because the main point of skepchickism seems to be to get more women into the skeptical and science communities and to provide equal opportunities in science education for women. So although feminism doesn’t necessarily lead to skepchickism, I think skepchickism is definitely a form, or maybe a subset, of feminism.
So, have fun and duke it out! I look forward to seeing what you all have to say.