Wednesday, June 01, 2005
I like the theme of "lists made by conservatives that confirm that your worst fears weren't nearly bad enough." At Feministe, Lauren points to a post on a pro-life site that responds to her query about what "feminist" means. This list doesn't come from a panel of distinguished experts, so it's completely unfair to pretend that all conservatives think this way. But too many do.
Feminists:A short step from believing that contraception is okay to celebrating euthanasia, apparently. It's funny, when I look in the dictionary, I find that feminism is the "belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes," which was somehow crowded off the list by "Hate Men." (Interesting choices of what words to capitalize, too.) There are people who really believe this stuff, and no amount of acquaintance with reality will sway them from their conviction.
But they are even-handed enough to admire Lauren's web design. It's exactly like the folks who are convinced that they're not sexist because they think that women are really pretty.