Here is why I ask and why this question is in the R&B section...
Many people see the reemergence of Goddess religions as simply another leg of the feminist movement. Seeing it as another way that women can be free of men - even in religion. I see this as a manipulation of the facts...
But then the question comes to mind, what is feminism? Is it really the rejection of men? Or is it a fight for equality? Or is it something else?
So what does feminism mean to you and how does it translate (if at all) to your belief system?
Frankly I always saw it as the right to be equal to our male counterparts while maintaining our feminine attributes. Of course there are those who see it as "getting rid" of men or being "superior" to them.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:51 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:52 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:01 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 7:15 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
To me feminism is basically what Kristi described. People look at my beliefs (Catholic) and say that women are not treated as equals simply because they cannot become priests, etc. I see exactly the opposite. The respect that Catholics give to Mary, who was the mother of God, shows that there is respect for women. I was raised that women have roles in which they excel and so do men. We don't exactly have to stick to those roles, but if we do stick to those roles, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Heck, there are roles certain goddesses play that are different to some gods, so what's the difference? I think feminism should be about learning what your own strengths are, embracing them, and being allowed to do so.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by roachiesmom at 8:23 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 8:47 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
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Answer by SalemWitchChild at 10:13 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 10:18 AM on Mar. 22, 2010