One of my blogging friends, Kitten, asked me if I would join her in a March blogging challenge on writing on the topic of femininity. This challenge is for every day of March, and I won’t be able to fulfill that, but I may do one or two posts during the month.
For my part, I’d like to talk about femininity and feminism, or really, how feminism tried to steal my femininity. As many people know, I am an avid critic of the modern feminism movement and some of the concepts it represents. This quote accurately sums up my thoughts on it:
I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding that lies at the root of feminism. This has impacted women of all ages, but I think it has especially impacted these young girls. This sense that freedom is the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and that the earlier I can experience this total freedom, the better. But we know that freedom is the ability to do what you ought to do, to do the good, to choose the good. – Colleen Carroll Campbell
I love this quote because it points out something that is glaringly obvious to me about the feminist movement: Freedom can be paradoxical in that, the more choices you have, the more responsibility you have to make the right choices. When you have “total” freedom, people will expect you to use it in the way they see fit and often make it a moral issues if you don’t.Continue Reading