I would like to say I am feminist, but I have been called anti feminist by a "feminist" because I am a stay at home mom. One woman (who I was friends with) turned on me when I became a stay at home mom because "I was letting my husband take care of me" and "not being a big girl by being in the work force" and how she would never want her daughter to be like me. It made me sad, because my idea of feminism is that a woman has the right to choose what she wants to do with her life. I worked for many years, and when I became a mom, my paycheck would have paid for child care and not really benefited my family financially, my husband left the decision up to me, saying he would support me either way, so I chose to take a step back from working outside the home, and focus on my family, that was my choice. I am in no way June cleaver, or barefoot and pregnant as she implied. I always felt by making my own decisions I was being a feminist, but according to some, it does not. I thought the idea was that a woman no longer HAD to be a stay at home mom, or even had to have kids. She could choose what was right for her. I still consider myself a feminist, but it sucks that people have such a negative image of them.