Originally, this was my comment to someone else’s post, but I thought I’d post it here too, since it’s my opinion and all, and because I’m feeling like a particularly ugly duckling today and wanted something to cheer me up.
My own, personal ideal of feminism is the freedom to choose ‘housewife’ as a career – to have my primary job be maintaining and supporting my home in such a way that it can be just that – a real home, not a place to live and sleep and put all the stuff I buy with the money I make at my Really Great Job. I want to do all the cooking and the cleaning and the pillow-fluffing and the dinner making — and I want to be recognized for it all and deemed just as important and necessary as any bread-winning man.
I don’t want to be a man. I want respect for being a woman.