It seems to me like in my parents generation there is a big gap in the feelings about what feminism means: There are the radical feminists who say things like "motherhood is slavery" on one side and the radical traditionalists on the other who think that its wrong for women to work outside the home.
It seems that my generation is still struggling to find a middle ground, where a woman can be free to work, to stay at home, or to do both.
In my opionion we still haven't found the perfect balance because so many women feel guilty about the choice they make (whatever it is).
I felt so torn for so long about whether to work or not, if it was "ok" to "just be a mom" or if that meant I was wasting my education. To me, true feminism should mean that regardless of what I decide I can feel free and guiltess to find fulfillment in my path.
Answer by Kword at 2:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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Answer by wildflowers25 at 2:42 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Feminism is about having every option available and having the freedom and RIGHT to choose the one that's best for us, regardless of our being a woman.
IMO, most parent try to do the best job that they can, and as adults, it is our job to make the best of our lives without using our "upbringing" or parents as an excuse. You have to move past all the BS- times change, parenting models change, acceptable treatments change. Making excuses and being hung up on past injustices (real or perceived) is just a waste of the short time each of is granted. Alice is losing out on a wonderful relationship with her grandson-hope she doesn't regret it, when all is said and done.
Answer by Sisteract at 2:44 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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