(I posted this on your blog, but thought it could be a useful conversation here...)
I love the entry and the content regarding women, feminism, games and roles, but here's a thought: I do not consider myself a feminist.
Nor am I a minority-ist, an LGBT-ist (wow, how clunky), a theology-ist or any other -ist which would suggest I'm being anything other than completely equal in my approaches to each group. Whether you're a man, a woman, black, white, Asian, gay, straight or None of The Above, I treat you with equality and due respect.
Being an -ist suggests that there's an effort in doing so. And while I quite agree that true equality eludes us because of, as you so beautifully put it "some bipeds with external genitals and low I.Q.", I can't become an -ist without feeling compelled to treat people differently. I don't favor anyone -- which is kind of the point. I'm not an "Homosexual-ist" simply because I feel they ought to marry, I feel they ought to marry because it's the decent thing to do and doesn't separate us into groups.
I'm not disagreeing with the essay or the points you are making. We're on the same page.
But, no, I'm not a feminist. I just consider them equals without having to label it.
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