Thursday, June 16, 2005

Also note about CGWLTF

Also note that these women have allowed themselves to be called girls, indeed called themselves girls, setting back the feminist movement a step or two. My friend Sara Henneberger would NOT be proud.

2 comments:

funshine said...

i call myself a girl.

JNP said...

I don't know...I don't consider using the word "girl" as down-playing the feminist movement at all. I use the word girls when I'm uniting with my fellow females for sure. It's usually used in the context of female unity in sort of like a...pajama party sense. Where females unite and connect on the levels of their innermost girly desires...or desires that most people deny themselves because society tells them to do so. For example, talking about boys relentlessly, or even sex. Enjoying romantic movies. Passion for fashion. And FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD!

This uniting of girls is a very empowering thing, because it validates a lot of out girly desires we're not supposed to have, or that are considered to be inferior. The feminist movement isn't just about proving that females can carry out the same tasks as men. It's also making a statement that our natural differences to men don't make us inferior. So we can celebrate who we are without feeling bad that we aren't more masculine!