This is a thoughtful response to my comment, pushing my analysis to consider the structural misogyny of the dominant paradigm and how this plays into the experience of being a woman. Please feel encouraged to comment directly onto Karin’s blog.
Today I write less romantically. My friend Pax commented on a blog I wrote a while back entitled “My Best Friends“. I intended to answer him in the comment section, but the answer “grew and grew and grew until [the] ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around”… Here are my thoughts, pricked delightfully by his mind:
What i think is that you are part of a group which is fighting the tide. That exclusive romantic arangements are not just the norm, but they are socially reinforced at many turns and actually necessary to maintain the political repression which is the root of the current maldistribution of wealth.
What i also think is that against all odds, you are winning. The tide is finding other things to do with it’s time. It is light bulbs going on in peoples heads and…
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