Fun with Feminism
April 24, 2012
If happiness is the problem, feminism is the solution.
Rush Limbaugh calls our attention to two oldies (this transcript from his show last week even includes the lyrics): “The Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites, Pre-Feminism Edition”. The first one is Dusty Springfield’s “Wishin’ and Hopin'”, 1963:
It doesn’t seem anti-feminist so much as blissfully unaware of feminism.
The second one is Sandy Posey’s “Born a Woman”, 1966:
It seems to start with a chip on its shoulder—perhaps the whole thing was meant to be feminist, for all I know—but the song comes to a very un-feminist conclusion.
As long as we’re going all multimedia with feminism and its dissenters, here’s one in comic-strip form:
Finally, here’s a fine old painting for your enjoyment and contemplation: Young Mother Sewing, Mary Cassatt, 1900.