Well it’s not peachy, that’s for sure.
I am a Recently Reawakened Radical Feminist, getting angrier by the day. Musing on how best to crush the patriarchy I opted for a drip-drip approach by concentrating on the first pillar: female isolation.
For the first time in history women can communicate en masse, compare notes, lives and marriages; perceive patterns and draw conclusions.
We have developed sophisticated communication skills in order to survive; we are the mistresses of non-verbal communication, of atmosphere-sensing and easing, of uncovering clues as to how the males in our lives- our bosses, our partners- tick. It is the perogative of society’s underlings to understand the moods, feelings and whims of the people who have power over them.
Otherwise known as women’s intuition.
This hard-earned social accuity is the measure of our situation but also the route out of it. Women are fascinated by the minutiae of each other’s lives because historically those details have been withheld from us. Male reality- its art, science, academia- is what is known to be human reality. But it is, at best, a circumscribed, conservative, one-sided worldview, made even smaller by the fact that privilege does not allow them to perceive the Other. We women are Other, and not only do we know male reality, but many of us recognize that women harbour another, separate reality too. It is time to build on the work of our foresisters and continue to paint our truth in bright colours.
They say that it is only when you begin to move that you feel your chains. This blog will trace my great journey into feminism.