So I read this article on a feminist blog: link
Is it just me, or is this mom over-exaggerating and going overboard? I mean these feminist types seem all concerned that society tells their little girls to like certain things..but when despite their upbringing, girls express an interest in things that are..."girly"...these women freak out and try to make their girls ac more masculine of something...why not expose your kids to as much a possible and let them decide who they want to be, ya know? My parents never sheltered me from R-rated movies, unpleasant family conflicts, sex, etc...and I honestly think I am well-rounded because of it.
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I definitely agree with the "why not expose your kids to as much as possible and let them decide who they want to be" because that's what I plan on doing with my kids. However, I'm pretty open to almost anything...even my religion - it works for me, and that's what I believe, but it doesn't necessarily mean it will work for my kids and I want them to know that that would be okay because whatever they choose in life, I will always love them.
In regards to feminists in general, I don't feel comfortable blanket statementing them. I've known a few feminists who have been VERY cool about "well hey, my girl wants to be girly, then she wants to be girly." but who have been like "BUT they should have all the same advantages and expectations that boys do in society and shouldn't feel judged if they want to do something more "masculine". I think just like any kind of political or religious view in general, there are some people who are more radically inclined and some who are more basic, whatever it may be.0