Is there any point, then, to asking what feminism is? Given thecontroversies over the term and the politics of circumscribing theboundaries of a social movement, it is sometimes tempting to thinkthat the best we can do is to articulate a set of disjuncts thatcapture a range of feminist beliefs. However, at the same time it canbe both intellectually and politically valuable to have a schematicframework that enables us to map at least some of our points ofagreement and disagreement. We'll begin here by considering some ofthe basic elements of feminism as a political position or set ofbeliefs. For a survey of different philosophical approaches tofeminism, see “Feminism, approaches to”.
Tony Blair clearly understands this, since his party - a party of women, of feminists, with a cabinet member who once wrote a book documenting women's fury about the Sun's page three - had no qualms about accepting pornography magnate Richard Desmond's donation of £100,000 (which was followed, rather comically, by New Labour spending £120,000 on advertising in Desmond's Express newspapers). The content of Desmond's porn is repulsive: for example, from the fantasy121 website, as quoted by Francis Wheen: "It's hard to believe that we found Shaheeda in the slums of Bombay in India. She was begging on the streets so we offered her $100 to strip for us... We gave Shaheeda an extra $100 because she let all of us fuck her. We are trying to arrange for her to go to America and become a major porno movie star. Watch this space." New Labour glosses itself as a female-friendly party and claims to be bombing Afghanistan in order to liberate women from their burkas, even as it lines its pockets with profits from Shaheeda's story.
For instance, the word feminism during the 19th century suffrage movement meant something totally different from what we associate with the word feminism and how we define it today.
Some questions that need to be answered when trying to understand more about feminism are: does feminism differ when race overlapes with gender and what struggles do black women and other women of color have to overcome that white women do not.
While these claims may be true for a minimal number of feminists, the truth is that in order to get an accurate representation on what feminists actually believe one would have to go to the source.
There is an ample amount of evidence to suggest that the tone of Jane Eyre is in fact a very feminist one and may well be thought as relevant to the women of today who feel they have been discriminated against because of there gender. At the beginning of the 19th century, lit...
Whereas modern literature that contains feminist messages barely gets a second thought, readers in our time are intrigued and impressed by feminist works coming from a decidedly male-biased past....
Of course, the most prominent so called ‘feminist’ presently running as prospective leader of the ‘free world,’ on the back of an adulterous but said to be affable husband, regardless of his penchant for numerous not simply one affair is an outright humiliation. Follow me girls I’m the example of your life.
Add this exposure to the cover up, by feminists in power for years, regarding, female genital mutilation and the way these same feminists hide from being too concerned over what this act has done to our British society. You see they consider the abuse of women if raised by them could make them open to the call of ‘racist,’ a PC threat, which without doubt would affect their possible career prospects. So, they do that little evil hide the truth that men have practised for years as they pretend they know nothing. Thousands, and I mean literally thousands, of women have had this horror forced on them and covered for years in the UK because they were mainly immigrants from Cameroon, Nigeria and other African states, living and often born in Birmingham and London. The cost to our health service, as well as the suffering women have had to endure, hidden by the feminist as it was not an issue seen as flavour of the month for the stepping stones of their career. Now we hear the same cover story regarding this little horror called ‘Breast Ironing.’ Not a word of it from our so called powerful female careerists. Just as not a word from them on child rape being performed all over our wonderful and productive immigrant communities. And these rape acts were carried out on mainly white indigenous British children, by the followers of Islam, so it cannot be hidden under the auspices of cultural differences as they were British children. And there were not one or two but thousands experiencing this horror until recently exposed.
Yet, these same women, some in very high places indeed, use the backs of the men in their lives to cover the piggy back jump they attempt as they climb on their males cloud to reach where they want to go and what they want to do surreptitiously. Once in office, true women’s issues are abandoned and they stay as clear as they can from any input into them. Here is another example of ‘feminists’ keeping under wraps the genuine plight of real women in the society and culture they claim they are suitable to lead or speak for.
Problem with all this is that ‘feminism’ doesn’t mean anything either and never did. The Suffragettes were trying to gain equal rights not redefining what it is to be feminine.
Many who run for office shout loudly, follow me girls, I’m an example to show you how you can have it all by pretending to be a man, or, better still, pretending there is no such thing as gender. This notion is spread around to keep women down and fight exhaustively against human nature. So called ‘Feminists’ collude in this obsession.