Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Attention everyone: power wears high heels

Read this post. And then read it again.

And think of the water in which we all swim.

3 Comments:

Blogger Madelyn said...

Really good stuff.

1:20 PM  
Blogger newyorquina said...

Can I beg to differ? I mean, just from my slow internet in South America vantage point. I´m sure she is making some really important points about feminism, but she kinda lost me. In the quote-respond-to-the response format. Can´t we just talk about the real issues? (abortion, lower pay, sexual assault for example) I mean I´m here in a country where 8 OUT OF 10 women will be sexually assaulted during there lifetime and where domestic laws were put on books in the 1990´s. It just seems like the preoccupation with pop culture is kind of beside the point. I know there´s a slew of really smart women´s studies professors who could tell me how I am wrong (and I did make a C in Feminist Theory so maybe they could put me in my place) but maybe the spice girls aren´t really the root of all our problems. Or was that her argument?

3:47 PM  
Blogger starpower said...

Newyorquina:

TOTALLY agree. I tought the Spice Girls stuff was a little bit of a luxury position. The real meat of the post, I think--and which I should've pointed out more explicitly--is the portion of it following the whole response-to-the-response...the part that begins with being tempted to go into a "deep pontification." The lobster analogy as well as the fish in water ones are what stood out most to me and what I wanted to point out to others.

Thanks for your thoughts. Very well taken and an important perspective.

10:53 AM  

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