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    do you consider yourself to be a feminist? have you ever read any books / seen any films etc. that have made you think about feminism?

    what do you think of the statement: "women are made, not born" ?

    personally i think this is true, because what is generally considered to make a person a woman is how much she is 'feminine' (as opposed to 'female') and 'femininity' is an artificial, social construct.

    if anyone is interested in young contemporary uk feminism i would recommend the brilliant website www.thefword.org.uk- it has some very interesting articles.
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
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    http://www.thefword.org.uk/
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    I've been reading the site for the past two hours now.
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    Very good site.

    I read a few articles about abortion there. I consider myself to be a feminist, but I am anti-abortion in most cases (I don't want to get into a debate about it here). Everyone else seems to think these two things are incompatible. I just wondered if anyone else shared my views or knows of any literature about it.
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    (Original post by leda swanson)
    do you consider yourself to be a feminist? have you ever read any books / seen any films etc. that have made you think about feminism?

    what do you think of the statement: "women are made, not born" ?

    personally i think this is true, because what is generally considered to make a person a woman is how much she is 'feminine' (as opposed to 'female') and 'femininity' is an artificial, social construct.

    if anyone is interested in young contemporary uk feminism i would recommend the brilliant website www.thefword.org.uk- it has some very interesting articles.
    "women are made, not born" ?- Simone de Beavoir... studied her for lit along with Kate Millett and Julia Kristeva.

    Her theory was that the concept of being feminie is not natural to a woman and it has imprisoned them and kept them second to men. (The second Sex:1949)

    My views however are kind of opposite and contradict themselves, I think women have a natural urge to become feminine, femininety comes with female, yes partly becuase of society, but less than say, 60 years ago. We are in an age now where we can choose whether we are feminine or not despite what natural material we have within ourselves.
 
 
 
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