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Female CEO’s Leading The New Wave of Feminism? Thinkx Again

Let’s square on thing away right off the bat:  I don’t define myself as a feminist.  If my daughters grow up and earn certain levels of achievement and status in the real world you won’t find my chanting “Girl Power!”  from the rooftops.  You will find me in the kitchen saying to my husband, “Thank goodness we forced and dragged them into that college degree.”  Oh yeah, they are going.  I don’t care if they desperately want to grow up to be a musician, a clown or a mermaid, their fannies are earning a degree first dammit.  It is non negotiable.  What they do with that degree will be up to them.  Will they grow to be future CEOs of massive money-making corporations? Perhaps.  Will they tuck that  $50,000 paper away and stay home and raise a family?  Maybe.  Will they choose to work in public service fields like their father and I did?  Who know.  The point here is that we value education in our home nearly as much as we value being a kind and fair human being. We are raising our girls to see themselves as valued, intelligent, not entitled and free-ranging.

So I am not a feminist.  Yes I believe a gender pay gap in American culture and business exsists.  You can read my ranty little diddy on that HERE.  Do I think women should rise about all men and hold all power  in the name of feminism?  Lord no.  That’s just as stupid as saying that men should do the same.  There is a PERSON for every job. lately I find myself in the minority concerning feminism though.  Feminism is all the rage right now and because I have four daughters and tend to be a bit outspoken and opinionated I should hypothetically be leading the pussy hats right now.  With Trump taking office the American women have recovered their political voices and are making themselves heard.  Good for them.  They should be heard, we all should be heard, but not because we are of one gender.  In light of recent event I find myself wondering if some are taking the idea of feminism a bit to far; far from reality and far from its roots.  What once stood for equality now looks like a publicity stunt and a creepy, mildly uncomfortable circus act.

Take for example co-founder of Thinx, Miki Agrawal.  Here is a woman that on the surface looks like the poster child for Feminism.  She has devoted her life and career to de-stigmatizing menstruation.  Thinkx had some lofty feminist-based goals ranging from revolutionizing how women approach their “time of the month” to providing an entire continent with sanitary products.  For a  hot minute they were looking like a mighty (trendy) female force to be reckoned with.

Cue smoke and mirrors.

 

Read on HERE at Practical Politicking

 

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13 thoughts on “Female CEO’s Leading The New Wave of Feminism? Thinkx Again

  1. I think that we should be working towards EQUALITY, not FEMALE DOMINATION! I also think you should do it because you BELIEVE in it, not because it’s fashionable. #blogcrush

  2. I love equality and feminism, though that can mean different things to different people. However, working in the arts and honing your craft, may not mean the degree route and the value of this should not be beaten out of society. I don’t know if it’s female CEO’s that are needed or people with more empathy. The business ideas that have a payback (more than money) seem to come from having empathy with a situation, like periods. I would argue that the arts put us in touch with our emotions and make us better human being.

  3. I think this is well written and I can understand why you want your daughters to get an education. Definitely something all kids should get. Thanks for linking #bigpinklink

  4. Feminism is supposed to about gender equality for all. That’s the actual definition of faminism. Some people don’t understand that. Unfortunately those people call themselves feminists and give the rest of us a bad name. Sorry for the late comment. #FabFridayPost

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