Yoo hoo...anyone out there? - Feminist Moms
Nov. 20th, 2006
11:56 am - Yoo hoo...anyone out there?
Hey feminist mamas...
this is a very quiet community. I am just wondering who is out there? If you are so inclined, please answer the following questions:
3.# and ages of children
4.Best thing about being a feminist
5.Worst thing about being a feminist
6.Queer, bi, straight...what's your orientation
8.Current burning issue(s)...if any
1.37 years old
2.Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3.one son, aged two years and 4 months
4.Best thing for me about being a feminist is how it grounds me...providing a core, central perspective to how I see the world...and how much it challenges me to deconstruct, look again, and honour the often unspoken and invisible realities of my own and other women's lives.
5.Worst thing about being a feminist is the feeling that I sometimes have that I am all alone in it, the lack of cohesive community and the frustration with the status quo of the world.
7.Married to a man
8.My current struggle is finding my own happiness versus being a wife and mother...how much of myself am I willing to "give up" in service to my relationships with my husband and son....so far I have not been able to establish any real mutuality or equality in my marriage re: child care responsibilites, household tasks and emotional nuturing. How do I weigh my own happiness against the needs of my son....as a feminist, do I ditch a marital relationship that I can't be whole in...theoretically, it all sounds so easy to resolve, but in real life, how do I live my feminist ideals and vision in the most intimate contexts? When is it okay to compromise and what are the circumstances that force compromise?