Yes, I've oft wondered what X looks like...
I really have but two responses to this post from Ms. PhD. And by "responses," I mean, "images immediately brought to mind." My mastery and precision of usage of the English language is, as always, purple.
#1: I have been reminded that I really need to make a T-shirt that reads, "THIS IS WHAT |INSERT LABEL HERE| LOOKS LIKE"
Yeah, I have an abstract sense of humor.
#2: In reference to her quote:
Men: try dressing up in women's clothes, a la Mel Gibson in What Women Want and you'll see what we mean. You'll gain a new appreciation for the unfairness of it all. If someone said you had to do it every day, you wouldn't.
I was immediately reminded of:
(imagery of Louis Koo & Ching Wan Lau brought to you courtesy the greatest romantic comedy of all time).
I suppose I could also pretend to say something serious, too boot.
The question, "What is a feminist?" sort of threw me for a loop. I mean, I realize I was raised by liberals and all, but it still confuses me that so many people have not figured out the simple equation that reads "feminism = the idea that men and women should stand on equal footing." It's really rather simple to explain, at it's most basic. Sure, there are different flavors, but that's true of any type of movement. I also find it odd that there's a presumption that one must be female--and also stereotypically feminine--to be a feminist; because, you know, you have to be black to be opposed to racism, gay to be a proponent of same sex marriage, and a clothing designer to be a fascist.