As Irina Aleksander sees it, the feminist movement of decades past was defined, to a great extent, by the fight for access to contraception and abortion. But today, in middle class urban circles, she believes feminism can be seen in family-oriented fights for breastfeeding acceptance and stroller parking — a movement she calls "faminism."
In her words: "Our mothers fought so that we could choose the life we wanted, not so that we were forced into a paradigm where family didn't matter."
Aleksander talks with us about her controversial article. And Annie Horcasitas, a young mother of two and realmommychronicles.com blogger, explains why her "faminist" lifestyle is anything but oppositional to her feminist views.