I grew up in a household where my mother was …

Comment on Why I Will Never Be A Feminist by Jenny.

I grew up in a household where my mother was the primary bread-winner. Both my parents worked full-time 8 hours a day, but my mom would come home every day just as exhausted as my dad, and she would still make dinner, do the dishes, do laundry, and send my brother and me to practice every night – she’s truly a wonder woman. If my dad didn’t offer to help her out because “these duties were traditionally taken care of by women”, that would make him a huge dick. Holding white collar jobs and voting weren’t traditionally roles held by women either. Feminism isn’t about putting men down, it’s about making sure that women have equal opportunities with men and sometimes breaking “tradition”. There’s nothing wrong with keeping to tradition, but it should also be acceptable to blur the lines of what men and women can do, and we shouldn’t discriminate what can and can’t be done just by someone just because of their gender.