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A thank you to MN Feminists.

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mrscogon34thstreet Sun 30-Dec-12 14:03:36

I have had DS1 this year.

I have been on Mn (started off lurking) since 2009. When I joined, I wouldn't have called myself a feminist and I was quite tied in to the idea of being a SAHM(not that you can't be a feminist and a SAHM), seeing housework and childcare as my future responsibilities. Since being on MN I have slowly taken on more and more ideas and have become aware of how prevalent gender stereotyping etc. still is.

Fast forward to now, DS is 10 mo, me and DH parent equally - DH is more than capable of looking after him if I have to dash off - I don't have to leave 'instructions', we split housework, I am going back to work soon (and am looking forward to it). I don't do 'wifework' for example - DS sorts out his own families bday/christmas presents and I do mine. I am SO happy and a lot of this is thanks to you all who have helped me open my eyes to how I can be both a parent and myself, so thank you and happy new year smile

quoteunquote Sun 30-Dec-12 17:02:58

It does make it all much nicer, what lovely post.

quoteunquote Sun 30-Dec-12 17:03:24

heres the missing "a'

LRDtheFeministDude Sun 30-Dec-12 18:40:43

Happy New Year!

What a lovely post.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 31-Dec-12 21:02:49

Aww, that's great!

skrumle Mon 31-Dec-12 21:28:03

I'd like to thank them too - I've taken real action as a feminist for the first time this year, and had the confidence to do so because of this forum smile

Happy New Year!

MiniTheMinx Mon 31-Dec-12 21:44:33

Just popped in to say Happy New Year to all of MN's Fab feminists who humour my essay long posts (promise this won't be one) pull me up when I start rambling incoherently (i do this often) put forward alternative views ( i need to hear it sometimes) and who do so much to further the cause of women's rights. Happy new Year to one and all, hopefully this year will be the year that the mainstream press publish "We got it wrong, Feminism isn't dead, it's well and truly alive"

Yama Mon 31-Dec-12 21:48:24

Nice to read MrsCogon.

Lessthanaballpark Tue 01-Jan-13 01:19:16

Yep! Big hugs to you all. You've kept me sane another year! It's great to know I'm not alone, so thanks smile

Sunnywithshowers Tue 01-Jan-13 01:29:50

Thanks and big hugs to you all - I've learned a lot.

Grumpla Tue 01-Jan-13 01:32:41

Happy new year MN feminists one and all. I mainly lurk but often learn. Youse are all brilliant grin <hic>

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 09-Jan-13 08:07:55

Happy New Year all!

Xenia Wed 09-Jan-13 08:35:54

That's very good and if you roll on 25 years to my stage it really does pay off in terms of life satisfaction, long career, earnings, how your children feel (they love successful working mothers for all kinds of reasons) etc.

GunsAndRoses Wed 16-Jan-13 01:26:29

I'm liking the MN feminists too. Very interesting.

EchoBitch Wed 16-Jan-13 01:36:59

That is lovely,i'm a cynical old woman but i still love to hear about a young family getting it right where everyone is equal and happy.

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