Friday, April 13, 2012

I cook, I clean, I, feminist.

Feminists beware; this one "conforms" to gender stereotypes! 

Honestly, I take pride in the fact that I'm a good cook and I love to clean. I never for once thought it was the result of the unconscious oppression of gender roles. However, as I'm writing this, I'm slowly starting to think that perhaps gender roles do apply to me and I can be unknowingly be influenced by them. As you can see, this has turned a post hoc argument and I'm starting to look for a way out.

So now I ask the question, do women truly suffer if they chose to "conform" so to speak to the gender roles. Can she embody feminism if she enjoys doing everything that is proverbially "feminine?" 


Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

Isabel said...

Me = clean, feminist. Roommate = filthy, rolls eyes at feminism.

I honestly do not think cleanliness and feminism are related in any way, shape or form - both are related to how you grow up and what your parents teach you, but I don't see a correlation.