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Thread: Feminist vs. housewife

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    Feminist vs. housewife

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    Is it possible to be a feminist and be a house wife or a SAHW or SAHM?
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    I think it is. Being a housewife is MY choice. It's not like my husband is making me. If he said, "A womans place is at home in the kitchen. You are not allowed to work." then yes, we would have a problem. But he left it up to me. He told me that whatever I wanted to do was fine with him.
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    I voted yes, I think I'm somewhat a feminist. I would never want DH to support me, but I also want to be able to have our kids at home with me. I plan on doing the at home daycare thing. Anyways... I voted yes.
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    I don't think feminist and housewife are mutually exclusive. A feminist advocates for equal rights, and it's an absolute right to CHOOSE to stay home with your kids. Man or woman.
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    I think you can be both. If you are doing what makes you happy regardless of what anyone else thinks, then you can be both.
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    I think it's possible, because in my view, feminism is all about being able to make our own choices, not have them made for us. I choose to be a SAHM, just like I chose to work as a nurse for 8 years. And DH has always supported whatever I want to do. If he didn't, I'd probably do the opposite of what he said just to spite him .
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    Yes being a feminist for me is about there being CHOICES for women.
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    feminism is about more than just having a career. it's about gaining respect and equality as a woman.
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    The initial intent of feminism was about giving woment the freedom/right to choose for themselves what path they wanted to take. So, when looking at it from that perspective then, yes, it is entirely possible to be a feminist AND a housewife. However, the feminist movement, like so many others, has been hijacked along the way and morphed into something entirely different than what it was intended to be. For a large part of the feminist movement of today I think you almost have to have a career and SHUN all things domestic or you are a "bad feminist". It's sad really that the movement has been taken so far from what it was intended to be.
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    a feminist is just someone who wants women to have the RIGHT to equality. the RIGHT to make our OWN choices about how we live.

    as a feminist, i WANT the right to be a member of the working force... but as a PERSON, i want to be a SAHW and eventually a SAHM.

    so yeah, you can be both.
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