I'm just popping onto my willing little Internet soapbox for a minute here to cybernetically take a Miss Peg Aloi to task. I'm unhappy with this opinion piece, and I'm sure, once you read it, you will be too.
Go ahead, I'll wait.
It's not so much that I take issue with her categorizing knitting as weak, and not "badass" enough (although, I do--who made her the "badass" police? I bet she wouldn't feel that way if I stabbed her with a knitting needle.).
What's really aggravating me here is that she's missing the entire point of feminism. It's sailed right over her head.
Feminism isn't about women behaving like men. It never was. It's about women having the same right as men to choose how they behave.
It's about women knitting because they want to, and not because they have to. Ditto for baking cupcakes and growing heirloom tomatoes and homeschooling their kids. And having jobs, playing with guns, riding motorcycles and burning their bras.
It's about the ability to create your own life and not have it thrust upon you.
And here's Peg Aloi, unleashing her rallying cry for a reinvigoration of feminism by . . . yelling at us for making the "wrong" choice?
Gee, that sounds familiar.