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The LA Times just published an interesting article by Crispin Sartwell, entitled “I Married a Feminist.”
The author, a male political science professor at Dickinson College, looks at the different tenets of feminism, his own marriage to a pro-choice feminist, and relates it to the current buzz about Jane Sullivan Roberts’ views on abortion. In the end he suggests that, regardless of Ms. Roberts’ anti-choice leanings, she should still be considered a feminist. (After all, he argues, she’s a lawyer that clearly believes in equality in the workplace.) Yet his wife disagrees with him. He quotes her as saying, “I don’t think you can be a feminist and try to force women to have babies they don’t want.”
Is this true? We spend so much of our time promoting diversity in feminism and we know it’s both beneficial and necessary to the movement. Does this mean we must accept a diversity that includes anti-choice women?
Read the article and let us know what you think.

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