A post I’d like to comment on…

May 17, 2007 at 10:41 AM (Feminism)

Over at Diary of A Goldfish

…but cannot since the comments appear to be closed.

About the disagreements of feminists and what consists of a valid reason to wear high heels…

I admit, I dream about an afterlife…

In said afterlife, I’m still impaired… but things have changed just enough…

So that when I walk up to a fancy villa in the late afternoon, I *want* to get noticed, (by anybody, not “men” in particular ) even in the afterlife

In a killer black dress and aerodynamically black highest heeled shoes *ever.*

So yes, I’m a bad feminist.

Here on earth, I’m all with comfortable shoes, and think that¬† any reason for wearing high heels is suspect at best…

But, I admit.

If there’s an afterlife I don’t wanna be accused of complicity with outdated fashion oppresion.

I just want to wear those shoes.

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And, further

March 25, 2007 at 10:24 AM (disabled women, Feminism)

Found at “Falling Off My Pedestal….a link to this gem.

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As per usual…able progresssives

March 25, 2007 at 6:55 AM (Feminism) ()

don’t think it all the way through…

Here,

is a great distinction between who women are “supposed” to be…and who they are…but…

For disabled women I believe the distinction goes a bit further…

Femininity is the thing that makes both the feminists and non feminists uncomfortable when seen as a clear aspect of a disabled woman.

If we *wish* that traditional idea, we cannot have it.

And in many cases if we ‘reject’ the traditional it’s as if we’re giving an extra shove to something that is already out of our sphere…not by our own choice but by the ‘comfort zone’ of the able.

Feminism is that thing, that path to power over yourself and your life…that feminists in theory should want to extend as a welcoming hand to disabled women…many do…but when we admit to being sexual the discomfort is evident, even on the left. When we admit to genuine fear that our lives might be ended without our consent…immediately we are either automatically making common cause with the right, or labeled its clueless tools.

If there is to be a complete discussion of “Femininity” by feminists, it needs to include the group who are often *never* thought of as feminine.¬† Exclusion from femininity and/or exclusion from full acceptance and participation in feminism is the barrier that hits us first.

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Clarity

January 5, 2007 at 3:18 PM (Feminism)

Via Alas A Blog, a distillation of one individual’s determination of why she became a feminist.

My favorite excerpt:

I did not come to feminism for hatred; I did not come to feminism in order to use my power and privilege as a white, middle-class, … woman to oppress a group of people more oppressed than myself; I did not come to feminism in order to set up new hierarchies or take up the role of oppressor. I came to feminism because I believed, and continue to believe, that as part of anti-oppression activism, feminist theories and philosophies can offer ways of being, thinking and relating which could make life better for all of us…”

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Linky Linkety Link

August 24, 2006 at 5:33 PM (Feminism) (, )

for feminists and those who wanna read ’em.

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