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that they don’t have the option or desire to be out of the home, but that they actually prefer to be at homemaker and that’s their choice to do so. The nature of feminism and self identity is complex and nearly paradoxical in nature. Paradoxical in a sense that feminists who choose to stay at home and take care of the day-to-day of the home, feel the need to explain that while they are choosing to stay at home, that they are aware they can do whatever they want and are in fact, not taking their rights for granted. One such defender, Chitra Ramaswamy felt compelled to explain her reasoning in an article for The Guardian, My take used to be the one espoused by Ann Oakley, the British feminist and author of 70s text Housewife: “Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualisation.” And yet here I am, a feminist homechief in her mid-30s. To further complicate matters, I’m married not to a husband but civilly partnered to a woman who brings home the bacon and does the dishes after I’ve cooked every night. (Ramaswamy) In other words, Ramaswamy and other like-minded women, have in their mind what it means to be a feminist, life partner, and parent in contemporary society. It’s apparent Ramaswamy believed prior to making the transition to “homechief” that a feminist would or should not desire to be a “homechief” or a woman who should desire a career of their choice. Ramaswamy in the article goes on to say, “To decide to be a housewife does feel like you’re doing your grubby bit to uphold the gender roles upon which the patriarchy is founded.” (Ramaswamy). However, it is a valid argument to say that having the ability to choose to be a “homechief” or having the choice to work in the private or public sectors, is one of the ultimate goals of feminism around the world. Articles like the one Ramaswamy wrote, hint at a totally different kind of ignorance, feminist on feminist shaming. This type of shaming would include gatekeeping by attempting to say who can and cannot be a feminist or whose opinion should or should not matter. One such specifically targeted feminist groups are the Liberal Feminists, one such feminist from this sub-type is the Lebanese-American porn star Mia Khalifa. Khalifa who believes that her work in the porn industry was her personal way of openly defying patriarchy. Professor Fida Afiouni at Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut whose research focuses on gender in the Middle East said in an interview with International Business Times, Mia (Khalifa) is definitely a feminist… She willingly chose her occupation…. Being a p>GET ANSWER