[quote]Charlie Horse wrote:
[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
I am a feminist but for me that just means I want equal opportunity. Nothing more. If I can’t do the job don’t hire me. Just give me a fair shot.
I know a lot of women that feel that way. Feminist has become such a dirty word. BUT, … so some of you may want to know, for those of us today that are my kind of feminist, it just means we want a chance and not that we are not anti-men. Love men. Men are good. Just about the opportunities!
p.s. I am only speaking for myself and those friends of mine that feel the same. I am pretty sure there are all kinds of Feminists out there these days.
This is the view of feminism I’ve always had.
Somewhere along the way feminism got hijacked by radicalism.
True I think the women are forgetting that men get criticized for their looks too. If you’re going to have a job in a spot light then you have to expect people to take shots at you for everything.
^This was more of a comment about the video posted.
I’m not entirely convinced that the reason there are less women in some of the careers listed in the video is because of influences outside of a women’s/girl’s own interests/desires.
There are just way too many factors influencing a persons decisions/life to say it’s anyone thing. imo
I love my dad. … I do. He passed in September, but in High School I wanted to take Engineering because I wanted to be an architect. Now my dad was an old school Marine. I was not allowed to take the class because so many boys wanted to take the class. Can you even imagine? I of course asked my Dad and Mom about it and I love my dad, but he said, “It’s not really a girls job. Take something else.”
Can you even imagine!!!
Unfortunately I was not strong enough on my own to push for it.
Yeah that type of thing is not even around anymore. My dad was raised by his mom, mostly, and she was pretty modern by the standards of those days. So my dad was a bit of a feminist himself, so I never had those problems.