Do you ever wonder how the early feminists would react to the feminists of today? If they rose from the grave would they quiver and ask, “What have I done?’ The Quakers led the way for Women’s rights, in early American history. On the left, you see the feminist Quakers–Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
Stanton made an observation that she became more radical, as she aged; while, Anthony grew more conservative. This observation leads to my interest. Different factions of the feminist movement play a role in my novel and there have always been factions in the feminist movement, but the distance between groups has widened.
Is a man leading the rally, in the image on the right—no? Her choice. Gay men may see a glob of fat; while; straight guys see an interesting contour and don’t always have control of the reaction. Both Darwin and the Bible agree on reproductive desire and the straight male reactions are natural. Some Feminists have condemned males for the reaction; while some use it to their advantage—there is a divide and some feminists jump from one side to the other, in an irrational or self-serving manner.
Personally, I believe the ‘orbs’ power should be saved for a truly worthy cause.
The image on the left comes from the Susan B. Anthony – Wikipedia page.
The image on the right comes from the topless protest page and has the following credits:
Description: A group of women protesting for the right to go topless anywhere a man could. Venice Beach California. The demonstrator with the microphone is wearing a pastie in the shape of a nipple.
Author Mark Lidikay Date 21 August 2011