Similarly, there is conduct literature today: one word ... COSMOPOLITAN.
someone in my class said that COSMO is "different" from traditional conduct literature because it "liberates" women. i almost choked on my own breath. have you read comso?
"how to get approached by men"
"11 ways to keep your boyfriend from cheating."
"guidelines for no tan lines"
"best sex tips to keep him satisfied"
So, is casual sex and pulling men the only way for women to feel liberated? Cosmopolitan magazine enslaves women to social constructs of gender roles identical to ones in the19th century. -- an obsession with perfected appearance (even more impossible than before) & keeping "men" satisfied (as if they are all the same with no specific personalities). Cosmo has painted women into a small box of promiscuity.
some feminists are so concerned with defeating sexism that they cannot understand their own values as individuals. Yes, it is wrong for men to impose their ideas on us about what we should be without holding themselves to the same standards. Nevertheless, if we get caught up in neglecting those values out of spite ... who will we be as humans? before anything .. gender, race, class .. i'm human. I'd never want to be an arrogant, selfish, "lost" human just to combat some chauvinistic ideals from the 1800's. My goal is to simply hold on to my values and ultimately, (some day) i'll probably commit to a person who has the same ones.
everyone wants "liberation", but ask yourself what's enslaving you?