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Atwood on feminism

At Goodreads, Margaret Atwood answers the question, "Do you consider yourself a feminist?"

I never say I'm an "ist" of any kind unless I know how the other person is defining it (Am I against lipstick, etc.) but in general: I believe women are full human beings (radical, I realize). And that laws should reflect this. However, men and women are not "equal" if "equal" means "exactly the same." Our many puzzlements and indeed unhappinesses come from trying to figure out what the differences really mean, or should mean, or should not mean.

Wise response, that.

June 6, 2014 in Books | Permalink

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