Today while I was at lunch, two girls from the Independent Women's Forum asked me what feminism means to me. I have very mixed feelings about feminism -- because sometimes I think it created more problems (i.e. the whole sexual revolution making it hard for people in my generation to have relationships with someone before having sex with them).
Eventually I rambled on some definition that I thought worked -- "Feminism is about kindness -- the kindness that women show each other and that men show women. It's about the respect we not only show each other, but that we show ourselves."
I am not sure if that's really feminism, or if that is my Buddhist background about equanimity, compassion, and mindfulness doing the talking.
So what do you think feminism is? How does it relate to your own struggles?