Having one’s traditional role questioned is not a very comfortable experience, perhaps especially for women, who have been able to remain children, and to benefit from work they did not and could not do.
People start to talk about post-racist, post-feminist. What does that mean? We’re clearly not post either. Would you say post-democracy? Clearly we haven’t reached true democracy yet.
In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be.
A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
Men may feel just disempowered by intimacy, by being close to a woman, and also by feeling the tender feelings that they’re ashamed of.
Men should think twice before making widow hood woman’s only path to power.
The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.
I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.
Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women – or the welfare of anyone – depending on who controls it.
I started out life as a writer, and writers write in part because they don’t want to talk.