The last few days I have been a bad blogger. My body decided to tell me it needed sleep rather then time in front of the computer, so after a long day, I went to bed. Last night I went to bed at 9:30 p.m. and didnt' get up until 9 a.m. Needless to say, today is the first day in a long time I feel human.
That being said, I haven't felt a great deal of enthusiasm for comics lately, but I do cop to enjoying Dark Ivory #1 and the crazy presentation of courtship rituals Wonder Woman dropped on Nemesis in Wonder Woman #18. I am also looking to the end of Countdown to see how drastically everything is going to be ripped apart in anticipation of Grant Morrison putting the pieces back together. Hmmm. I also hear rumors of DC having problems with Final Crisis, so how knows what the hell is really going on there.
In "woman world" there is all kinds of breaking with factions. That is alright. We don't have to stand together as women just because we think it is the right thing to do. If we have a common cause, that is all good and well, but as I have been reading the last few months, there is already a a division in the concept of feminism that is glaring enough without adding comics to the mix. I don't see a rush of men trying to stand together to keep boobies on covers- do you?
At any rate, I have spent the last few months reading several books on feminism in a deep hope of understanding why I don't like all my fellow womankind. After a horrifying experience in the women's locker room with women I didn't like and coming to the realization that I don't agree with all the women who blog, I felt a deep sense of guilt. Now that I have spent time exploring the concept itself, I have started to appreciate that we don't have to stand as a gender. We just have to stand up for ourselves as people who are individual and special.
In between spending four hours a day at the gym and working over nine hours a day I have really thought about this and I really truly hope to have time to explain myself sooner then later. Let me end with saying that I am a peace with myself and my values and no longer feel the need to cater to a cause because it seems like the right thing to do. I do things now because I believe what I am doing in my heart is right. It is very freeing.
On that note, I have really got to get some lunch. Back later with more..
Saturday, March 22, 2008
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Good for you.
Feminism like the words History or psychology
Many diverse strands exist and one must specialize to be an expert as they say.
Thank you John!
Swinebread, you said it.
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