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"Feminism" in the Sunday Independent
Just wondering if any Irish ladies or gentleman have read the piece on “Feminism” in the Sunday Independent LIFE Magazine today?
Am I the only one who thinks that the article is poorly written by someone who is out of touch with the issues relating to Feminism in this decade. The author calls herself a feminist, however her style of writing left me ultimately confused about whether she is actually pro or anti-feminism. While she does raise some valid points, however few and far between, at the end of the day, in my opinion, I feel like she fails to realise that times are changing and with that, feminism changes too. The tone of the entire article seems quite dry and accusing of women being the problem in a lot of situations. She also spends much of the article claiming issues like slut shaming, abortion and matters pertaining to make-up and how females feel they have to present themselves are trivial issues in the world of feminism.
"It’s the achievement that’s important - not how you look. Now, we all know that’s garbage. Women know there is nothing more important than hair and make-up."
To me the whole article screams of an outdated view of what feminism is and why it is important. I’m disappointed that an article like this has made it into a widely read national newspaper which could serve to reinforce the old fashioned views that some of the older generation still grasp to and push onto younger generations, namely their sons and daughters.
I do have a lot more to say on the article but I’m interested to hear what other people who read it thought.