Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Are you a feminist?

Do you believe that sex without permission is a violent crime that victims should be encouraged and not ashamed to report?
Do you believe in a person's liberty?
If you are hired at the exact same time and place with the same qualifications, should you receive the same payment and benefits as a member of the opposite sex?
Do you love and respect women?
Do you think that women and children are important?
Do you think that women can be independent and support themselves?
If you were an employer, would you hire qualified people without basing your decision on gender?
Do you have faith in a female lawyer, doctor, professor, etc?
Do you think that all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, ethnicity, etc. are entitled to certain unalienable rights?
Do you think that women are human beings?
If a person is being sexually harassed in the workplace, would you support them if they spoke up?
Do you believe that spousal abuse should not be normal or acceptable?
Have you ever given to charity?
Do you do community service or would you like to be more involved in making your community a better and safer place to live?
Should people be safe walking down the street?
Should sex toys be legal? (In Indiana, they're not!)
Do you think that education about and access to safe sex products should be easily obtained?
Should women have the right to say what happens to their bodies, not the government or culture?
Do people need the right to dictate what happens with their own lives?
Is there a woman in your life that you love and respect?

If you answered "Yes" to one or more of these questions, you might be a feminist.

(Adapted from Ball State University's Feminist for Action)

2 comments:

Jules said...

I read the "truth" about the oppression women faced. My question is, Do women really have things easier or harder than our predecessors?
I would love to get an honest answer to this question.

rorye said...

Sex toys are illegal in indiana????? Just call me the renegade.