5. What makes your mothering feminist? How does your approach differ from a non-feminist mother’s? How does feminism impact upon your parenting?
That’s an interesting series of questions. I suppose our parenting is feminist in a quiet sort of way–our son says “he or she” without awkwardness and will sometimes call me on it if I say “he” or “she” without a reason for knowing someone’s gender, for instance. We model nonsexist language because that’s just how we talk and write. We’ve avoided highly-gendering clothes and toys and often let our child choose things himself. We’ve avoided television because so much of what’s on it is sexist, racist, classist, ableist. We answer the inevitable existential questions from our own feminist perspectives.
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