Friday, November 05, 2004

What Were We Thinking?

After I posting the word feminist I got to thinking about it. For one, it's always difficult to determine whether I want to be associated with that term or not. If you consider it to mean that I'm for the rights of women to be equal to those of men, then sure, I'll go there. But if you take it to mean that I'm angry or ready to rise up and become the oppressor, well, then no, that's not me.

What stopped me, though, was the idea that while I will consent to being called a feminist because I support equal opportunities for women, there's no way I want to be a racist. Why do we do what we do with words?

Frankly, if I had my way, I really prefer to be a justicist.

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