How Do You Define Feminism?

I saw a cover story about "Saint Sarah" by religion editor Lisa Miller (who 3 weeks ago called the excommunication and reassignment of a Catholic nun for authorizing an abortion in a Catholic hospital Harvard professor R. Marie Griffith, author of the book, God's Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission, in Miller's piece: "You hate to say it, but mainstream feminism has had an antireligious bias for a really long time."

In Miller's piece the word "submission" and "submissive" both came up twice as part of the mix. In general I found her article offensive and misunderstanding the pro-life female conservative culture. (Cecile Richards retweeted the piece, which indicates liberal pro-aborts must have loved it.) Here was Miller's definition of Palin's brand of feminism:

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"Within these circles, there is very much an ideal Christian woman model," explains Griffith. "It's an image that blends this kind of submissive, pretty, aw-shucks demeanor with a fiery power, a spiritual warfare." Palin may say she's a pugnacious jock primed to take on the big boys, but her family, beauty-queen figure, and glossy hair are her calling cards.

So there's their definition of of the conservative definition of feminism.

But what is your definition? And under those terms, would you consider yourself a feminist?


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