|12-12-2009, 08:16 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
How do highly conscious people feel about feminism?
Hi everyone! My name is Liz and Iíve been reading articles on Steveís site for about a year now.
Iím very curious to hear what you all think about womenís roles in our current society. To give you a bit of background, I used to be a HARDCORE feminist in high school Ė stopped shaving for a summer, read The Beauty Myth and The Female Eunuch and all that Ė until I noticed that some of the beliefs associated with all that were disempowering to me. Iíve been much happier since I let some of them go.
There are still a lot of issues out there, however Ė such as the extreme focus that is still placed on womenís appearances, the fact that even women who work do the majority of household work in most homes, and the double standard that STILL exists when it comes to womenís sexuality versus menís. Things are a lot better than they used to be and Iím happy to be alive at this point in history versus earlier periods, but I still think there are problems to be solved.
So as I said, Iím curiousÖwhat do you guys think about this?
|12-12-2009, 08:47 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sitting by the fire at the Inn of the Last Home
Howdy ho, Liz.
I think the double standard about sex can be a little limiting.
The rest of it I haven't had much experience with. In my family, it was normally the guys who did all the household chores.
|12-12-2009, 08:49 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nong Seng
Hi Liz and welcome to the forum!
Personally I believe everyone is best off realizing their own potential - male or female is not relevant. It's more about accepting oneself.
There was a time I considered myself feminist (yes, guys can be feminist too) but that changed since I decided that groups are not so interesting - I'm more interested in individual points of view. Plus, the whining side (both of feminists and anti-feminists) became too victim-like for me.
|12-12-2009, 08:57 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
I've seen mixed views of it. I think it's awesome that women seek out their own roles. For some that means having a full career. For some that means being a housewife. For some it means doing all the chores, and for some that means doing none of the chores.
I've seen my own family member discriminated in the workplace because they were women and that irritates the hell out of me. But I've also seen traditional roles used against me in order to try to get more work out of me...by other women in my family and outside of my family.
In the end, I think what matters most is that women, and men, seek to live their lives consciously by what they naturally aligned much more with rather than try to define themselves by a broader spectrum that society, or counter-society roles dictate.
|12-13-2009, 12:36 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
There two levels:
I think that it's generally not productivity to explain owns failures with excuse about belonging to a given group.
There are woman who are successful just as well as woman who aren't.
There are woman who do the majority of household work and there are woman who aren't.
It's your responsibility to decide what you want to be. Resistance isn't the path to happiness. Creating your own reality is.
Power is there to be claimed by the person who's willing to take responsibility.
Then there's the political level:
It should be a goal to elected some women into a board when qualified woman exist that can fill the role and not have it all men.
Judging women for having sex is something that should be fought.
The same goes for men getting judged for being soft.
|12-13-2009, 01:04 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Thanks for the warm welcome, spirit!
I knew I could count on some thought-provoking responses here. Looking forward to playing in these forums more
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