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Do You Have to Be a Feminist to Be a Strong Woman? With Dr. Christina Hansen – 041

Each week we celebrate what we believe—women are strong, it’s demonstrated in who we are and all we do. But it seems in the current culture a woman’s strength is often considered synonymous with feminism. In the midst of the potentially confusing platforms we just have to explore this topic. What is a feminist today, anyway? Is there value in the movement, what have we learned from it and where do we go next? Has feminism lost the respect for and appreciation of the strength of a man? This week we are discussing what it means to be a strong woman and a feminist in today’s explosive climate. Darlene Brock (a beneficiary of the feminist movement of the 60’s) and Julie Graham (admittedly on the oldish side of millennials) don’t claim to be experts on this conversation, so they brought in a friend, Licensed Psychologist Dr. Christina Hansen. We consider what it means to be a feminist in 2018 and whether or not we here at This Grit and Grace Life fit the bill. Give it a listen, and let us know what you think!

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Dr. Hansen mentioned the fight fair list, you can find it here!

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Quote of the episode:

“Just because I hold to equality doesn’t mean I have to do everything a man does. We’re equal not identical.” Darlene Brock

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Once you’re done with this episode, you’ll want to go back and listen to What You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment – 014 and To the Working Woman: A How-To Guide for the Workplace – 023

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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