JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MEGHAN MARKLE AND FEMINISM – AN ARTICLE OF THE KIND OF UNTHINKING FLUFF THE GUARDIAN STUFFS ITS PAGES WITH – A WORD ABOUT GENUINE FEMINISM   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SIMON JENKINS IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“As a feminist, why should Meghan settle for being a dutiful royal wife?”

 

Oh, please.

We do have much larger questions than that, and the concepts of feminism which get tossed around in the press are often little more than fluffy identity declarations.

As a feminist, why should she marry into a royal family and live off taxpayers, including lots of poor working women, in luxury for the rest of her days? is a far better question.

Actually, many concepts of feminism we often see promoted are quite threadbare.

Who are the real feminists?

The women out there working hard at no-glamour jobs to support their families.

Women out there actually doing sleeves-rolled-up work in various places to advance human rights and human worth and to help others.

Women in hellholes like Gaza still standing for the rights of their people despite oppression.

Not women in designer suits offering homilies from speakers’ platforms and collecting speakers’ fees.

Or the wannabe princesses of this world.

Posted May 23, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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