Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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The Daily Fail's Important Feminist Issues Quiz!

Can you vajazzle and be a feminist?
Yes. The same as you can dance the hula or drink coffee or fart in tunes and be a feminist. Feminism means belief in equality, not any particular attitude to bodily adornment.

Is it sexist to call a woman "love" or "dear"?
To paraphrase the NRA: words aren't sexist, people are. It's not about the word, it's about the use to which a word is put, and the intention behind using that word. Depending on inflection "I love you" can mean "I love you" or it can mean "you are the worst person in my world". Why should "love" or "dear" be any different?

Does Katie Price let women down?
I should hope she asks for permission before opening the valve if she does...

Should women take their husband's name when they get married?
If they want to. I'm a liberal; I don't believe in applying shoulds to situations like that. It's equally possible, of course, that a man might wish to take his wife's name. Or they might want to make up an entirely new name. And isn't this question a bit heteronormative? I mean, even cardinal Keith O'Brien recognises that relationships are not all one man one woman, even if he doesn't like it.

Is Rihanna a feminist icon?
I don't know anything about Rihanna? I like P!nk, personally.

Who should pay the bill on a date?
Whoever can afford to.

Is stripping an acceptable career choice?
More acceptable than being a Daily Mail journalist, in my eyes. At least it involves honest toil.

What feminist issues do you think are more important than any of the ones asked about above?
Oh, the wage gap, rape and consent issues, the childcare gap, the ingrained nature of benevolent sexism, the use of casual bullying to suppress women's thought and accuse us of humourlessness, the assumption that all feminists care about is superficial bollocks like the things you ask about above...

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