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  •  He's not talking about feminism (5+ / 0-)

    It's really a comment about attractive people generally, and the advantages they enjoy.  

    What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

    by Alec82 on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 03:10:27 PM PDT

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    •  The person wrote (0+ / 0-)

      feminism has opened many doors for women

      That is on its face "talking about feminism".  Do you deny that it is a very clear statement about feminism?

      •  Yes (7+ / 0-)

        Do you disagree with that statement? I doubt it.  Unless feminism is for naught.  Now, having considered that, does the fact that attractive women enjoy more social advantages in a superfical culture as a result of the avenues opened up by feminism have anything to do with misunderstanding feminism? I don't think so.  He's not stating it is consistent with feminism, simply that it's a byproduct of a feminist victory in one area.

        And he's absolutely correct about the legal profession.  

        What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

        by Alec82 on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 03:21:26 PM PDT

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        •  The fact that there are now more (0+ / 0-)

          women professionals is a success of feminism.  

          But the fact that the legal system and its participants, or society more generally, are more responsive to a woman's appearance rather than her intellect and skills is a not the fault of feminism.

          It is the failure of people to accept the claims on justice made by feminism.

          The blame for judging females by the way they look rather than their abilities does not lie with feminism.  This failure is not a "byproduct of feminism".  It is the failure of people to adopt a feminist viewpoint.  

          To blame feminism for these shortcomings is to misunderstand feminism.  

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