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Nov. 1st, 2005

  • 10:51 PM

I stole this from someone, I think it's cool.

If you are a woman voter, thank a feminist.
If your doctor is a woman, thank a feminist.
If you open the help-wanted section of any U.S. paper and see job listings classified by occupation rather than "help wanted - male" and "help wanted - female", thank a feminist.
If your depression is taken seriously rather than considered a byproduct of having a uterus, thank a feminist.
If, in counseling, you aren't assumed to envy a man for having a penis, thank a feminist.
If you can have birth control prescribed to you without first obtaining your husband's written permission, thank a feminist.
If you're allowed to teach school regardless of your marital status, and you're a woman, thank a feminist.
If you're allowed to enter an apprenticeship program, thank a feminist.
If you are told you can become something other than a nurse, a grade-school teacher, a housewife and mother, or a nun, thank a feminist.
If you expect to be considered for admission to university programs based on your qualifications rather than your gender, thank a feminist.
If you expect your qualifications for admission to educational programs to be considered equally, rather than after every male applicant has been admitted, thank a feminist.
If you have ever heard of the crime of spousal rape, and know that there's a law against it, thank a feminist.
If you've heard of the crime of domestic violence, and know that it's illegal, thank a feminist.
If you can drive, thank a feminist.
If you expect to be paid the same wage as a man doing the same job you are, with the same seniority and the same qualifications, thank a feminist.
If you are considered a person in your own right rather than the chattel of a man, thank a feminist.
If you're legally permitted to own property in your own name, thank a feminist.
If you don't expect to be fired because a man "needs your job to feed his family", thank a feminist.
If the phrase "non-traditional occupation" seems a little old-fashioned or, better yet, you don't understand it at all, thank a feminist.
If you can look in the yellow pages of your nearest major metropolis and find a dedicated women's clinic, thank a feminist.
If you hear terms like "firefighter", "police officer", or "postal worker" in everday life, thank a feminist.
If the phrase "she's a woman lawyer" seems odd, thank a feminist.
If you or any person you know receives child support, thank a feminist.
If your parent received child support when you were growing up, thank a feminist.
If you aren't expected to leave the room at a party when the conversation turns to current events and politics, thank a feminist.
If you're a grown woman and don't expect to be called "girl" when you're fifty, thank a feminist.

Feminists brought about all of these things. Before the feminists got involved, the reverse was true in each and every case.

Take some time, today, and thank a feminist.

Comments

cr1stina wrote:
Nov. 2nd, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
*wandered in from friendsfriends page*

Herro!

This list is awesome, its amazing how much harder our moms and grandmothers had it.
bia wrote:
Nov. 2nd, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
I know seriously! My mom is a feminist and totally taught me all of these things.

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