There is something deliciously, appealingly democratic about people working together for survival. Watching that, we have to imagine ourselves doing something, taking action, being the movement instead of waiting to be moved.
It is mindboggling that Manning’s supporters continue to engage in this, in the very act of “support”–and it says everything about how we on the Left see transgender women.
Once again, the male voyage of discovery is for all audiences; it’s the literary fiction, the tour de force, the New York Times bestseller, while the female voyage of discovery is the mass paperback romance novel in the supermarket checkstand, ‘chick lit,’ romance, primary of interest to women readers.
If I were living in an oppressive matriarchy — a world dominated by a feminist “herd mentality,” a world where women were reduced to drab, numb “anodyne drones” — wouldn’t I know it?
Emily Manuel talks to Samhita Mukhopadhyay about her book Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life, which discusses contemporary dating mores and gender roles, and the challenge of finding fulfilling relationships in a patriarchal world.
While the online abuse mothers (and their intersections) are subject to is different than that childless, white, cisgender women receive, it is, also, specifically gendered, and needs to be a part of this conversation.
Whether it is in Mississippi or not, it seems only a matter of time before a state follows this personhood movement into banning contraception altogether.
Alas, a show that managed to bring considerable complexity to its women in the pilot, and managed to confront or dodge a lot of stereotypes surrounding women in fairytales, didn’t fare so well on other fronts.
It’s hard to focus on what marginalized people are saying, when they’re reduced to a collection of photos for the purpose of telling us that they’re “hot.” The act of finding those voices and listening to them is harder than taking a photo.
This is the victory of a disobedient woman. A woman who systematically refused to be pigeonholed, controlled and manipulated. A woman whose policies might not be to everyone’s taste, but whose political skills cannot be derided.