Saturday, December 30, 2006

More Than One Way To Be Feminine

I posted this rant as a response to a great rant by my buddy Knight. And I decided that I wanted to post it here too.
I think what is true feminine and what this society accepts as feminine are very different things. This society sees the feminine as only the dainty little girl feminine, the "maiden" aspect. And when someone like me expresses the mama bear protecting her children, the ambitious artist who could give a shit less about appearing pretty to them, I get accused of being "masculine." I am actually one of the most feminine people that I know, but it isn't little-girl feminine. I don't need a man to take care of me. I want to take care of myself and my son. I get furious when people tell me I "have balls." I most certainly do NOT have balls--I am not a man! This society is still stuck in the dark ages as far as women are concerned. We are PEOPLE and people have the right to be strong at some times and needy at others, to be ambitious, to care for others and to be cared for. All these outer trappings are bullshit. Besides, being dainty-pretty is NOT the only way to be beautiful, desireable and FEMALE!
Oh yeah--and I hate the word "tomboy" too.
And that's my feminist rant!