Nope, Not a feminist here. Yeah, I beleive men and women are equal and should be paid the same for the same work, so lable me how you will.
I have stayed out of the feminist threads here, because what I see and hear from feminists off line, sickens me lately. I've about had it with the "men are evil oppressors" line of thought. And making a come back- in my area at least, is the "all men are rapists, all heterosexual intercourse is rape" line. Oh crap! Say "all" of any group, be it men,women transgendered,transvestite, arab, black white, hispanic, muslim or Christian ( you get the idea) is anything is just plain wrong and tell me nmore about the prejudcies of the person speaking than the charecteristics of the group they are discribing.
To me it's all about what works for you, as an individual and as a family, if someone doesn't like it ...they need to get over it, not try to force everyone into their little mold.
I don't think women are better than men, more gentle, more nurturing or more sensitive, nor do I think that they would be better at leading the world.
I do think that men and women look at things differently and that makes for some great conversations, great friendships makes the world a more diverse place. There are definately invidual differences in those areas, but there are biological differences in the way hormones and chemicals act on each of our brains. I beleive that nuture can far out way nature, but denying that there are differences can be detrimental to both genders.
It angers me to hear statements like "all men are pigs" or " What do men know?", they devalue men and in doing so I think they also devalue women.
I have no issue with man as head of household.....as long as those who live by that don't expect me to live by it also ( a whole other rant, and I doubt any momma here would go along with some of it) or try to tell me that being celibate is wrong.
For me it's a lot less about being feminist and a lot more about learning to value the gifts each person brings into our lives. I don't know what that makes me, but feminist seems to exclusionary at this time.