Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Please don't take my radical stance personally.

This post by Ilyka (via Twisty)is quite perfect. Read it.

And it also made me think of something Tanya told me this weekend (and she gave credit to Dr. Cynthia Enloe who said it first):

What does the word "radical" mean? Think of the radical sign in math - it means to go down to the root. So a "radical" activist is one who identifies the root of the problem, which may be seen as quite threatening to those who benefit from their privilege. This may explain why feminists provoke such strong reactions in people (and perhaps why this feminist tends to get emotional when arguing her point.)

So, my friends, please don't take it personally when I blame the patriarchy.

2 comments:

Ms. Non Sequitur said...

Three Cheers for KT!!! Hip Hip HOOORAY Hip Hip HOOORAY Hip Hip HOOORAY

page said...

Yeahhh boyyyeeee!

I just puked neon yellow.