Originally Posted by Linda KS
If being a feminist is about wanting a revolution, then count me out. I like my life too much. I don't want to work outside the home anymore.
The "revolution" mentioned was not a "work outside the home revolution". To reiterate, the post said:
Originally Posted by MsMoMpls
When I dream of a revolution- I start with birth and breastfeeding. What would like look like if the most important value in our society was peacefull, natural birth and extended breastfeeding? Can you imagine? We would be acknowledged as the powerful leaders of society that we are.
(Which, BTW, still makes women who follow biologically-based roles as being more valuable or doing a more appropriate "job". Which, personally, I don't agree with. I think everyone is valuable and I think that not everyone is cut out for fulfilling biological "functions". And, certainly, NOT everyone finds personal contentment fulfilling them. Also, if giving birth is the most important thing, then we will only become more and more heavily populated. When I was born in the 1960's the world had approximately 3 billion people. It is now over 6 billion. It doubled in my lifetime. I definately question the "calling" of bearing children. )
BUT, Linda KS, MsMoMpls certainly was NOT claiming the same sort of revolution you are responding to.
And on the feminism-is-anti-breastfeeding topic: If it wasn't for politically active feminists, we wouldn't have rules making sure women can pump at work, for instance.
In my experience, the feminists-want-you-to-formula-feed is a red-herring set up by people (male OR female, there are plenty of both) who want to keep women in their modern
assigned sex roles. And just because some people who claim to be feminists also spout that drivel, it doesn't mean that it is a feminist position. There are lots of people who do not think things through before adopting a position in every political camp.
And now, an off-topic question: For those of you who are thinking of a version of feminism as some modification to the biology-is-destiny idea: What, exactly, do you do with people who are somewhere in the middle of the hermaphrodite spectrum?