Friday, September 01, 2006

proud, pt. 2

Mike describes his path to leadership.

7 comments:

Jim said...

Thanks, Christine. To great links in a row! :)

Jim said...

Geez... I can't believe I just did that. Teach me to proofread before I submit a comment. :-/

*'Two great links in a row!'

Bron said...

Hi Christine,
I'd be interested to hear more of your thoughts on feminism. It's been a while since I last thought through this stuff, but when I was studying the history of feminism last year I often found the christian 'take' on feminism to be over-simplistic. I've come across the theory a few times now and it goes something like this: "first wave feminism = good, second wave feminism = bad"

What are your thoughts?

ckhnat said...

indeed ... ridiculously simplistic ... i'll write something up along those lines ... sometime in the future ...

Laura said...

The discussion of the roots of feminism in Total Truth really helped me understand what was behind "first-wave" feminism (which I agree resulted in SO many good and important things). Nancy Pearcey locates the struggles we have today with family identity, masculinity and femininity clear back in the Industrial Revolution -- fascinating stuff, and made me look at modern gender and family roles in a completely different way.

Laura said...

Yeah, read that again and realized it's not clear... what I learned was that you can't just paint a movement in a good light because it accomplished some good things, or in a bad light because it did some damage. The advances of the suffrage movement are important, but their motives were hardly pure, and the damage done by radical feminists was serious, but they were identifying real problems of attitude and ideology regarding women. Ugh... can't make it sound right. Maybe just read Total Truth??

Bron said...

Hi Laura, I haven't read it but will check it out. Thanks