I've boarded the 'long' train, but...
Posted by La Dem on November 25, 1997 at 09:51:32:
In response to Indifferent (Warning: Rant[y] & Spirited Post), written by Erin on November 24, 1997 at 23:28:48
...I believe I must have taken the wrong one ;-)
I think I will not make an effort to be concise if I humbly may ;-):
BTW, it is amusing to me that Mark (have not had the pleasure, BTW) was able to give us (more or less) an exact percentage of "intelligent" Pemberlean females. Where did that number come from? ;-p
I can very well understand where Sara Jane and Ms. Philosopher/Philosophia--er, ahem--sorry, Erin ;-) are
coming from, and although anesthetized to all this as well, I will say that I have not had the "pleasure" of being learned in 'feminism'theory or other, albeit interesting. (My courses and choice of courses [or lack thereof], as a matter of fact, were in a quite different educational system/environment).
Where Angels Fear to Tread ;-):
As stated by Ms. P:
We (women, chicks) seem to channel much of our energies into the act of acknowledging the issues rather than focusing on alternatives and solutions. Yes, I know part of the latter involves the former, but I think it's much easier to say that women are repressed (as a gender) than it is to think seriously about what we are doing, or should be doing, about overcoming such repression. In fact, the singular, intense focus on these differences may actually impede further growth and change.
I agree, yet I see little solution. Unless the 'obsolete' society is redefined in some way (ideally), then and
only then, may there be the possibility of change. But I see the 'feminism' problem as a veil for more
profound diputes problematic views in society.
These questions/disputes come out so frequently, that we see/hear ranting, raving and complaining, and to
only observe that a "little" has come out of it including a few women's museums, the ERA (very helpful sometimes ;-p ), etc. I sound somewhat negative, but then the way society regards gender will forever exist as it has existed in history to a certain extent.
Ms. P :
Apparently, academia --more specifically, feminist theorists have 'wised up' to this idea (a lot of it has to
do with Nietzsche, but I'll spare the space of Pemberley in this regard). ;-)
If you have decided to spare the space of Pemberley from Nietzsche, does this mean that you will also forcibly be sparing the rest who may be interested in hearing the rest of your "theory"? ;-) Could this be your humble: "The How Can I Find Out More For Only $19.95!" 'commercial'? ;-p
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