Thursday, 6 November 2008

Feminism vs Female Empowerment


Thomas wrote the letter below, Rasa answers here:

The reason I use the word 'female empowerment' is because feminism has
evolved. It has changed, and frequently, when a movement changes, its name

Most of the initiatives pushed out by feminism in the late 60's and 70's
have now gone mainstream and become household words. The ideas are commonly

There is a new development today and although it is not publicly called
anything, I call it Female Empowerment (and this is leading to Matriarchy).
It is beyond feminism.

Feminism concentrated on economic issues for the most part, but Female
Empowerment is comprehensive, covering everything and especially
spirituality, and also SEX.

The feminists in the 70's were backward about sex and the sex trade. Female
Empowerment isn't. It recognizes the sexuality of women as viable,
empowering, their own right to it, to be sexy and spiritual and to be
leaders of spirituality. Feminism was just beginning to address that issue
in the 70's. So when I said 'feminism is dead' I meant the word, not the

'Feminism' of the 70's also never addressed female superiority. Female
Empowerment believes in it.

Are we on the same page?

Dear Ma-triots,

Denials again, sorry!

I DISAGREE... (blam blam blam)

...with the lame

debate conceptualization of "feminism being

dead". Neither has it turned into a pale mutation

to befriend complacency, nor has it had it's teeth

pulled to give way to female empowerment. As if

the two were really separable; like tools and

purpose, cause and effect, male and female,

yin and yang, up and down...

Read carefully:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Feminism is a diverse, competing, and often opposing collection of social


political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or


experiences of women. Most feminists are especially concerned with social,

political, and

economic inequality between men and women; some have argued that gendered

sexed identities, such as "man" and "woman," are socially constructed.


over the sources of inequality, how to attain equality, and the extent to

gender and

sexual identities should be questioned and critiqued. Thus, as with any

ideology, political

movement or philosophy, there is no single, universal form of feminism that

represents all


Feminist political activists commonly campaign on issues such as


(including but not limited to the right to choose a safe, legal abortion,


contraception, and the availability of quality prenatal care), violence
within a


partnership, maternity leave, equal pay, sexual harassment, street

discrimination, and rape. Many feminists today argue that feminism is a


movement that seeks to cross boundaries based on social class, race,

and religion;

is culturally specific and addresses issues relevant to the women of that

society (for

example female genital cutting in Africa or the glass ceiling in developed

economies); and

debate the extent to which certain issues, such as rape, incest, and


universal. Themes explored in feminism include patriarchy, stereotyping,


sexual objectification, and oppression.

Cool hunh?


"And it's time now to march against the Harkonnen!

Time to drive their name back into the depths of Hell

so that we may reclaim the planet and build a paradise


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