It’s time to play everyone’s second-favorite game, “Feminist Fact or Crap” (with everyone’s first favorite game of course being How Many Ways Can Feminists Use Images of Their Vaginas and Call It “Art”?)!
Farm Boy quotes Megan Rivera:
Plenty of “modern women” who are into equality with their partners enjoy cleaning and making their home look beautiful. Plenty of modern women who are Feminists enjoy decorating and cooking. Feminism isn’t about demeaning women for being femme, a huge focus of feminism is making sure people have the ability to choose how to live their own lives without harsh judgements of the outside world, and would never dream of looking down on a woman who was a mother, homemaker, domestic, whatever. There are a LOT of women who are Feminists and homemakers, and posts like this and the comments afterward make me feel sad because so many people have a deep, fundamental misunderstanding about what Feminism is and looks like and how Feminists operate. For that I’m truly sorry.
Just as No True Scotsman would ever…so apparently No True Feminist would ever bad-mouth traditionally feminine women or housewives.
Is this claim Fact or Crap?
Let’s go right to the horses’ mouths, shall we? Without further ado, the founding females of modern feminism:
[Housewives] are mindless and thing-hungry…not people. – Betty Friedan
“Housewives are dependent creatures who are still children…parasites.” – Gloria Steinem
“No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.” – Simone deBeauvoir
Oh dear! It turns out Ms. Rivera’s claim is in fact…
Just like all of feminism is crap.
Women didn’t need feminism in order to work outside the home. Women have always been able to work outside the home. I work outside the home, and I loathe feminism.
Feminism is NOT about giving women “choices”. Feminism is about the destruction of femininity, the enslavement of women to corporate masters, the sexual degradation of women, and the destruction of family bonds. Women are objectively worse off now than pre-feminism.
Ladies, don’t fall for the lie that you owe feminism anything just because you have a job. You don’t. And definitely don’t believe that feminism supports (or ever supported) women who are housewives.
That is utter crap.