Hmm. i'm hardly ever on here anymore, so I don't know if i want this to be my first post, and probably last post for awhile, but if you're reading this it means I decided to hit post.
In a word, no.
I'm not a feminist, and I don't see any reason for me to be one. I can certainly see why some girls choose to be, and more power to them. But, I don't see it as exactly honest for me to call myself one when i just don't fit the label.
I'm not meaning to defend sexism, and yes, i can be a sexist. But, I also don't see it as a binary either/or ( either you are a feminist or a sexist) instead, I think there are complexities. So, do I think you should be paid for the work you do, not your gender- absolutely, but that's not necessarily a feminist stance, because I feel you should be paid for the work you do, regardless of several other factors as well. On the other hand are there jobs i don't really want girls doing? yup. Like, while girls can be doctors, I don't want a female doctor. I want a male doctor who even comes from a similar background as I come from. Why? Because there's better chance we'll understand each other. But to really mix it up- i don't want a female lawyer, either. that's because I remember my custody case for my son a little too well. call me a sexist, and i very well might be, but I think that gender issues involving my female judge and my ex wife's female lawyer helped to rob me of my son for a few years. So, it's not quite so black and white as feminist/sexist, you see?
Now, i've long since maintained that this here forum is for girls. It's open enough that there are a few guys, but the main thrust and the majority of people is all about the girls. So, it's very easy for this to be a one sided type of discussion. i'm not posting this to put myself in opposition to anyone. You wanna think I'm a sexist male chauvinist, fair enough, and no argument from me. However, i would like you to really consider your stances in your life. If you identify as a feminist, are there areas where you're also a sexist? If you're not a feminist are there areas where you agree with feminism? How do you feel about, a male lab attendant handling your mammogram? if you found yourself needing a cop, would you gravitate more towards a male or female officer? Would you go with a female mechanic to work on your car if she charged more than male mechanics? Would you have a 14 year old athletic boy babysit your kid? Get the idea? I don't think there's one easy answer. if there is for you, great, but i don't think i can pin it down that easily.
And so you gotta be strong You've got to just speak in tongues About how you belong
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