Saturday, October 31, 2009

Women Unbound - A Reading Challenge

Yes, I'm going to do another challenge. My daughters would be proud of me for doing this one - Women Unbound - A Reading Challenge. There is a special blog dedicated to this challenge. For more information, you can go here.

There are 3 questions to answer at the start of the challenge meme:

1. What does feminism mean to you? Does it have to do with the work sphere? The social sphere? How you dress? How you act?
I have always admired strong women. I think feminism has been around for a long time in the persona of women who stood up for their family, their country, their way of life. Personally, I feel it is just a coincidence that the work sphere is involved. You can be a strong woman and stay at home with your kids or even be retired. I don't think it has anything to do with the way your dress. I'm sure, if you are a strong woman, you act like one.

2. Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
I don't know if I consider myself a feminist - the burn-your-bra kind. I've taught my daughters to be independent and that they could do whatever they decide is right for them to do, but I'm a stay-at-home Mom who plays the piano at her Church. Not really most people's definition of a feminist. I am very independent and I have my opinions on things although I don't always press them on other people.

3. What do you consider the biggest obstacle women face in the world today? Has that obstacle changed over time, or does it basically remain the same?
The biggest obstacle women face is not believing in themselves. If they believe they can make a difference in this world, they will find a way. It could be just a little thing that they do, but that little thing could make a difference in their world. I think women have always had the potential to change their worlds for the better, some have just chosen to do it in different ways than others.

I'm looking forward to learning more about women's studies with this challenge.

Rock on with Rosie!


  1. I really like how you describe that women changing the world for the better is intrinsic to feminism- I agree. Really well-said. Glad you're taking part!

  2. I think you are as much a feminist as any other woman who believes in empowering and supporting other women.

    I think too many women have been duped into narrowly defining feminist.

  3. Thank you. I agree that "feminism" has been given a bad rap. I believe women should always support other women, especially those younger than ourselves, to encourage them to be whatever they want to be and to help them accomplish their goals.

  4. I agree with Susan. I am looking forward to your thoughts and review. :)