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Why on earth do would-be feminists adopt male standards of how to be sexual?
Helena Cronin The Philosophers' Magazine, Summer 2000
I give up. Why?

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philoserf
Jun. 30th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
The sentence obviously defines feminist as female only. No Alan Ada's allowed.
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(Anonymous)
Jul. 1st, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
I was only pointing out that we humans with external sex organs could not be classified as feminists within the context of the quote. I was teasing a bit more of the meaning behind my original comment.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 30th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
Because we can now? To give new standards a try? To determine how much of sexuality is socialized and how much is innate? At first glance male standards are pretty freeing: no guilt, no strings, etc. For some women, those standards suit them just fine: what is good for the gander is sauce for the goose I think the saying goes. But for some women, having tried that approach, decide it is not for them. Whatever these 'feminists' do, they make their own choices about their sexuality. And in the end, that is what matters, isn't it?

Kelly
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