By now you have probably seen the video making its way across the web. Pink backdrop, tween girls of all ethnicity dressed as princesses spouting language that would make a sailor blush. All in the name of feminism. I figure I might lose a few followers today with this post. I usually keep my topics light, informative but nothing controversial.
I viewed the video the other day, I have to admit I turned it off about a minute in and The Mister paused what he was doing to ask me what I was watching, the language being out of the norm from my usually shows. I’ve been thinking about the entire thing for the past few days, the message, the means and my feelings about it.
My feelings on it, In no way did this video make a positive point. I was so appalled by the use of children to attempt to push this issue and the tasteless method of shock value.
The day after I saw the video, one of my favorite bloggers posted on it. I can’t remember where in the comments I read the words, but the statement has stuck with me and it was what I shared with The Mister tonight while we were discussing the topic of the video.
There is nothing feminine about Feminism.
There I said it, I don’t want to be a feminist. While growing up I never felt that I was held back, never felt that there was anything I couldn’t accomplish (I have very encouraging parents, hi dad). Now as a wife and mother at 32, I feel that my most important job is being home with my son, taking care of my household and husband, not climbing the corporate ladder. When did this become a bad thing, when did being a homemaker all of a sudden become something shameful or embarrassing? Feminism has taken over the values once instilled in young women and made them feel pressured to be something other than a girl, a woman. They need to get the best job, make the most money, do better in athletics. It’s as though we have something to prove to the world. Whats wrong with being of equal value but having a different role?
Have you seen the video? What were your thoughts on it?
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