Monday, May 11, 2009

More on Feminist Websites

Another thing I noticed about these websites is that expressing an interest in being attractive to men immediately turns you into a patriarchy-lover. (Yet again, how this coexists with the defense of Cosmo and Sex and the City is beyond me).

This is what I dislike the most about this current brand of feminism: it's just as prescriptive and limiting as any patriarchy. There is a certain way of being a woman that is right and any variety is wrong. Didn't feminism start out as a movement to afford women more - instead of less - choices? Why are we limiting ourselves to one correct lifestyle, one right point of view, one magazine to read, and one TV show to admire?

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Anonymous said...

Be careful with this path... :) :) Several more steps and you may start to agree with Hoff-Sommers... :) :)

Clarissa said...

I have a MUCH better explanation than Sommers for why this happens. :-) I'm planning to write about it in one of my next posts.