Thursday, June 12, 2008

'Nuff said

(Occasional item taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes.)

... blaming 'intersectionality' for the fact that my generation of white middle-class feminists 'somewhat ignobly' lost interest in feminist causes once the 'most insulting abuses' against women were removed. She repeats this word, 'intersectionality,' so often you could be forgiven for forgetting that its synonym is humanism, and that by her logic it is ignoble to care about people other than one's partners in demography.
-- Maureen Tkacik (above right), journalist and features editor of Jezebel (a blog whose slogan is "Celebrity, sex, fashion. Without airbrushing"), in a Washington Post op-ed entitled "The Feminine Mistake." The "she" to whom Tkacik refers is Linda Hirshman (left), author of a self-described "radical feminist manifesto for working mothers" and, more to the point of Tkacik's critique, a Post op-ed entitled "Looking to the Future, Feminism Has to Focus." (photo credits here and here)

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