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Originally posted by Frenchy:
So far, all of the women who say they engage in this behavior (myself included) have said they do so out of a desire to shield themself from potentially dangerous or annoying/invasive men. Not because they were never taught manners or never taught to greet people, or living in the North vs. South, etc. And all of us have said that it is not something that we do all of the time in every single situation. Only that one has to think carefully beforehand about whether or not you want to put yourself in a position to have to have a potentially extended interaction with this person and that we do not make it a habit to engage everyone.

I agree......

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I have to disagree with the characterization of those women who want to be men as espousing some kind of feminist ideal. The core of feminism is loving womanhood and fighting against those things and people that degrade and reduce womanhood down to something insignificant or trivial, not celebrating what it is to be a man or be like a man. A group of "feminists" doing something doesn't make it a feminist thing. The motivation you gave, V, puzzles me and I suspect the real core of it is survival/being keenly aware of danger/etc. But who knows?


I like your definition of feminism..... but the way it has played out historically belies a different description....

to me....

because ultimately we would began to argue points of value....

don't want to that...

it would be nonproductive here.....

however... I understand your point.... you believe feminism to be an empowering term.... that embraces your womanhood.... I get that....

ummmm.... I reserve my opinion of the girls.... I was trying to be a mouthpiece for their opinion...... they claimed feminism.... and that's what it meant to them.....


Peace,
Virtue
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