You, Sherry, of all people...
Posted by Erin on November 26, 1997 at 00:17:37:
In response to double standards,rants and apologies, written by Sherry on November 25, 1997 at 14:34:23
...would know how strident I can get. ;-p Actually, Helen (below) articulates my reasoning in this regard perfectly. It's more of a preemptory device. My normal tone and style is tuned towards a highly competitive, masculine (to open a can of worms) environment, and Pemberley can't be described as such. I think that's an aspect, but the overriding morality is politeness --with integrity of course!
I could not decide where to snip the above.
I'll take this as a compliment. ;-)
It is always easier to speak of change than to effect it, but to take the stand that to not speak of it will somehow spur it to actualization, beats me?
It's not the case that we should cease all discussion of gender difference; rather, I'm suggesting that we should avoid getting stalled in defining ourselves by what we are not.,ie. in terms of masculine society. By focusing only on the inequity (double standard, etc.) we become the dreaded Other... It's a derivitive, contingent identity, and that ain't good. I believe we can 'make' ourselves otherwise (if you'll excuse the term.)
If you really want to get into it, I'll post something about Nietzsche (a personal hero) and the problem of woman on Ramble (since we're getting 'off topic' as they say).
(snip) This is a skirmish in the age old war between the sexes and as Quentin Crisp said " It is the only war during which both sides frequently sleep with the enemy."
(LOL!) Sherry, I wish that you would pepper Pemberley with your posts more often. I guess life gets in the way. ;-)
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