April A-Z Topic: Women's Liberation
I'm eternally grateful to all the women in the past who fought for the rights I enjoy today. Because they were willing to chain themselves to things and burn their bras, I get to enjoy the right to vote, own property, not get fired if I get pregnant, etc. All of this is a good thing in my books, because even though I don't like voting, I do like knowing I have the option.
But sometimes I hear some extreme feminist opinions, and I have to admit I get a wee bit scared.
For example, a friend of mine was telling me the other day about a feminist writer she read once who thought that all heterosexual sex was rape and we've all just been conditioned into liking it. Fancy that ladies, I thought I was having a roll in the hay but in reality I was being violated. Well, if liking sex with the menfolk is wrong, then I just don't want to be right.
This writer then went on to explain that the only way we could become sexually free was to separate ourselves from men and explore our sexuality away from their control. She doesn't specify whether she means with another lady friend or a friend of the battery operated variety, so I say whatever floats your boat.
My friend tells me that this woman's writing is well researched, impeccably written and surprisingly coherent for the topic. Still, seeing as she moved overseas to live with her husband, quite definitely a MAN, I'm thinking this feminist didn't have that much of an impact on her after all.