I've been reading Gail Collins's books on the history of feminism in America, and I'm feeling a bit like a feminist failure: I majored in English and taught HS English (she argues that teachers are low-paid because it is/was a traditionally female career path), was married right out of college (I only ever lived in my father's/husband's home, never on my own), and I am currently staying home raising a child and doing all the laundry.
Can I do all this and still be a feminist in my heart and mind? Why didn't I become a doctor or a lawyer? I know I still have feminist beliefs, but am I acting out on them? Just some musings on a slow day of mothering and emptying the dishwasher.