Did Your Parents' Pop Culture Turn You Into A Feminist?Moe7/10/08 4:00pmFiled to: girl talkClipsNancy kwanFeminismbeach boysfull houseI Enjoy Being A GirlRogers and hammersteinCalifornia girlsPet soundsPearl buckCatholicismInstitutional sexismOldie but goodiesWomaninanity299EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt's come to my attention over the past several days that I am perceived as a "bad feminist." Some readers seem to think I am some sort of woman-hater who only values the opinions of dudes. (Those readers are not dudes.) Um, this is really really not the case. But the realization prompted some soul-searching, because I remember a time just over 20 years ago when I felt outlandishly offended by sexism, mostly because of my immersion in the schlock pop culture of my parents' generation. There was, for starters, the lyrics of the Beach Boys song "California Girls," and further, that such a musical act would receive the endorsement of such a distinguished entertainment property as Full House.