Contributors A – C

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  1. Carine says:

    Ok, so I stumbled across your site by accident and what strikes me is this: The majority of contributors to this site (and many like it) have one thing in common: they are academics and often not in relationships…..Is the commentary then representative of the opinion of “women”….?

    I’m a very successful, thirsty something, happily married business exec. I’ve been on the board of listed businesses and proven myself through hard work, using my brain, acting professionally and yet feminine while simply putting in the hours to “compete” with the boys in business.

    Feminism as a movement has always intrigued me….. I can’t help but wonder why ladies (whom I definitely don’t see as the weaker sex – only a different sex to men) feel the need to follow “feminism”, why they feel the need to “Stand-up” and be heard, why they take gender jokes so seriously….my male counterparts don’t have sites like “Im-a-man-and-I-demand-to-be-taken-seriously.com”….

    Anyho…..that’s what I think and we’re all welcome to our own opinions right?
    But can we lighten up a bit? Really..?

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    • Jen Thorpe says:

      First off, I think you’re incorrect. The minority of contributors are academics. Furthermore, contributors don’t always state their relationship status, so I’m not sure what you’re basing your comment on. If you would like to contribute from your particular background, believing it to be more representative, please do.

      All people should have the right to be taken seriously. Men don’t need a website, because in the majority of cases their opinions are taken seriously. In sexist South Africa however, women do need and deserve a platform to discuss sexism, and feminism.

      I don’t think we need to lighten up. If you’d like to read something ‘light’ that doesn’t engage your brain, there are many sites you could choose.

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      • Anjuli says:

        Carine, I think that your comment is interesting and I am always intrigued by women who don’t consider themselves to be feminists. I think that ignoring the reality that women face is unhelpful though, and could be likened to asking why people defined as black, for instance, may feel the need to follow “anti-racism”, or why people defined as white don’t have sites like “I am a white and demand to be taken seriously”. It is probably a crude way of putting it, and I apologise — but it may also give you another lens through which to view feminism.

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