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Housewives and feminism [Jul. 10th, 2009|11:08 am]
Child Free: Feminism


Elsewhere on LJ, I got crap from someone because I stated that I'm proud to be a loving, supportive wife, and that I'm happy with being the "great woman behind the great man." Apparently, to some, being a happy housewife means I can't have my own life and that I cater to my husband's every whim. *eyeroll*

So.... I'm asking y'all.... can a happy housewife still consider herself a feminist?

[User Picture]From: blueskycomplex
2009-07-10 11:04 pm (UTC)
It's a common misconception that identifying as a feminist means that you have to be a high-powered career woman and anything else is letting the sisterhood down.

Feminism is about affording women the same capacity to choose their own destinies that are afforded by default to men. As long as there's no exploitation going on then there's nothing anti-feminist about choosing to be a housewife.
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