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I don't understand feminism - young man needs advice

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RoyRants Fri 07-Aug-15 20:37:05

hi , just signed up, gotta admit, I'm a little confused over feminism

like, what do women really want

and how can women be oppressed just for being women? that doesn't add up because my GF loves things that many fems rail against, yet says she's a fem herself

Boofy27 Fri 07-Aug-15 21:34:10

What do many feminists rail against?

southeastastra Fri 07-Aug-15 21:41:02

you could start with equal pay

BertrandRussell Fri 07-Aug-15 21:42:59

What is a fem and what do they rail against?

avocadotoast Fri 07-Aug-15 21:44:07

like, what do women really want

Not to be spoken of in general terms and treated like individuals?

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Betrayedbutsurvived Fri 07-Aug-15 21:49:28

like, what do women really want

Not to be spoken of in general terms and treated like individuals?

^this x1000

RoyRants Sun 09-Aug-15 20:29:18

here's an example:

recently I went to a horse race ladies day with my GF - they had a 'best turned out lady' competition (just like they do with the horses)

she loved it, came in 3rd - and she says she's a fem - ok, fair enough

but when I told my more radical fem mate down the pub, she reckoned it was 'objectification of women' , so who was right, can't surely be both at the same time?

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RoyRants Sun 09-Aug-15 20:30:58

the gender gap - it that the thing that Julianne Moore complains about, like she only gets 98 million salary,compared to 100 million for the men? oh right, like I'll bear that in mind next time my giro comes in

CoteDAzur Sun 09-Aug-15 20:31:11

Have you tried asking your girlfriend?

AuntieStella Sun 09-Aug-15 20:32:44

"Giro" ????

Are you sure you're young? Because I doubt anyone under 50 would still talk of giros.

YonicScrewdriver Sun 09-Aug-15 20:36:22

You again, Roy?

RoyRants Sun 09-Aug-15 20:36:22

tbh, I don't sign on anyway, just picked that experession up from my dad, it's kind of tounge in cheek, like why worry about the massive salaries of female CEOs and movie stars

BertrandRussell Sun 09-Aug-15 20:38:13

Giro?

Hands up everyone under 50 who knows what a giro is?

YonicScrewdriver Sun 09-Aug-15 20:39:39

Wasn't it mentioned in Adrian mole, Bertrand?

SacredHeart Sun 09-Aug-15 20:41:14

I would advise when you hear differing ideas from women to

A) check if they are menstruating (this can affect connection to the mothership)
B) request they refer to their hard copy of the feminist manual.

BoysiesBack Sun 09-Aug-15 20:44:30

Try reading a book.

ChasedByBees Sun 09-Aug-15 20:53:47

like why worry about the massive salaries of female CEOs and movie stars

Can we worry about situations where a man and woman do exactly the same job to the same salary but the woman gets £80K while the man gets £100K?

What if the woman gets £20K and the man gets £25K?

At what level does a pay gap become acceptable?

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