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Just has this text from my daughter...

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Hakluyt Fri 14-Nov-14 13:47:42

...."Isn't it nice to be in a group of people where feminism is just a given"

Oh, Lord,isn't it just? When were you all last in a group like that?

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Lio Fri 14-Nov-14 17:03:45

At work, lucky me!

EElisavetaofBelsornia Fri 14-Nov-14 19:46:05

Never sad

FWR meet up you say?

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 14-Nov-14 19:47:09

At work. Although its a bit them and us. Three female staff who are strong feminists vs. drunken men (pub work).

TheoreticalDudeOfFeminism Fri 14-Nov-14 19:50:33

Same as Buffy - best afternoon with a bunch of people I'd never met before ever grin

BitOutOfPractice Fri 14-Nov-14 19:50:40

My dd (14) got a head teachers credit today for arguing the feminist cause in a debate in her gcse history lesson <proud>

BitOutOfPractice Fri 14-Nov-14 19:51:38

Sorry. I know what doesn't answer your question. I just wanted to shamelessly boast grin

Pepperwitheverything Fri 14-Nov-14 20:00:43

I have just started a new job and I am in an office with all women. They are easily the loveliest bunch I have ever worked not one. Which automatically puts paid to the tired and stupid myth that a women only office is a catfest. BUT..I am amazed at the sexist crap they come out with. I feel unable to challenge them as yet but I will when I get more established. We try to find people jobs, that is our work....the women are pigeonholed into admin and retail, the men into construction and forklift.

In a group? Not sure. STBXH and my new DP are both feminists, so at home is a feminist space.

The new blog post of the day has really hit me, maybe I'm a little tired but am so weary of constantly having to argue the cause. When can it not be a cause any more? I am on the defensive when talking to almost anyone, as I'm only too aware that at any moment I'm going to have to explain/defend/justify my belief that women deserve to be treated equally, and that we really don't have equality yet.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 14-Nov-14 20:03:38

At my feminist group about 3 weeks ago.

I'd like to say it was a given at home but ds2 doesn't understand it and ds1 isn't entirely sure whether he signs up, given the obvious advantages to him of the pay gap.

Hakluyt Fri 14-Nov-14 20:04:27

"Sorry. I know what doesn't answer your question. I just wanted to shamelessly boast "

And so you should- we need young ones! smile

museumum Fri 14-Nov-14 20:06:45

My cycle club is the best bunch of feminist women I've been with who are not specifically together due to an interest in feminism.
We just like to cycle. But we are ALL feminists smile it's interesting.

PetulaGordino Fri 14-Nov-14 20:10:34

comedy night i went to a few days ago - feminist comedian, was a huge sense of relaxation knowing that a misogynist joke wasn't going to feature anywhere

BestIsWest Fri 14-Nov-14 20:13:57

At home

gaggiagirl Fri 14-Nov-14 20:15:17

With my mam, sister and daughter. It's just so uplifting. Wish I could say the same about my workplace.

BlueGreenHazelGreen Fri 14-Nov-14 20:15:45

My family

BitOutOfPractice Fri 14-Nov-14 20:17:28

So, to put my boasty pants away, I'd say at home with me and the DDs and DP

MrsFionaCharming Fri 14-Nov-14 21:40:20

I used to work for a Girl Scout camp in the US. 8 weeks of living and working in an all female environment was practically heaven.

We used to have competitions to see who could grow the most leg hair in a summer...

Sadly since then, I can only think of a few times, and they all involved very small groups.

HexBramble Sat 15-Nov-14 08:19:14

With my Mum recently.
Discussing news events after being worn down with the hateful, misogynistic comments regarding women and alcohol. I'm never sure with her and our relationship has been rocky, but her stance on the rape myths made me breathe a sigh of relief.

Thanks Mum. thanks

Timeforabiscuit Sat 15-Nov-14 08:26:26

At work,

You've just made me realise why I love my Local Authority job the environment there is good (although we are 70% women at last count), the equal pay legal cases have really helped IMO.

Pramula Sat 15-Nov-14 08:40:14

I worked in a small essentially all-female office, female CEO, was brilliant best workplace I was ever in. No 'cat fights' due to female environment or other stereotypical crap but constant jokes and humour and really unexpectedly lots of emotional support of each other (maj LPs) and just being a rock solid team. Feminism was never discussed at a theoretical level but was just an absolute given underpinning everything which I loved. Oh and our customer base were 99% women, customer facing work. I left v. reluctantly due to move but still miss it five years on.

Alifeinclouds Sat 15-Nov-14 08:44:21

Interesting question, I go to an all female book group. Their attitudes and beliefs are feminist IMO, but several strongly disassociate themselves from feminism, arguing that it doesn't talk about men's issues (!), and that what we need is equality not feminism.

Hakluyt Sat 15-Nov-14 08:46:23

Lovely stories!

Although I was delighted to hear that from dd, it was a bit dispiriting that this is the first time she's felt like that outside home. And she went to an all girl's school........ sad

Alifeinclouds Sat 15-Nov-14 08:46:35

So my point is, I like the chance to discuss feminist issues and we all agree when we chat but if the actual F word is mentioned it all goes tits up.

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