This is not a thread about a thread. It has arisen from a comment on another thread, but it would be insensitive to continue talking about this point on that thread because it is tangential to its topic, so I'm starting a new one.
Do you think that women should always support the life choices of other women - end of?'
Is this what feminism means to you, or do you see it as more about fighting to ensure that women have the same chances as men, and are not discriminated against as a sex? Or something else altogether?
I don't feel obliged to support the life choices of other women - in fact, I'm not even sure what 'support' means in this context. I can disapprove of things that some women do, and not feel that I am somehow betraying a 'sisterhood' by doing so.
I don't see being a feminist as similar to being a Methodist, or a member of a political party. In those cases, you know what the 'rules' are, and if you want to belong, you adhere to them, or yes, you are letting the side down. I am not aware of a set of 'rules of feminism', and get a bit irritated by people pigeon-holing feminists into 'waves' or 'stages', which are academic constructs designed to make it easier to refer to large groups of people in essays or lectures. Real people, IMO, don't behave like that - sometimes we agree with a lot of others, and at others we disagree with the same others on a different topic.
So, should everything done by women (or a woman) be 'supported'? And what form should that 'support' take, particularly if you don't approve of the action in the first place?
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