kalpurna: (women's lib)
posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 07:21pm on 14/04/2009
I had a really frustrating day, the kind where you're reminded over and over again that male = default and women's concerns are specialty concerns and there's a solid mainstream of scholarly opinion that says you should consider arguments objectively and not allow yourself to be at all affected by the flaming misogyny poking around every corner of nearly every text. A lack of concern, of course, which equates to you pretending (just one more time, just for this one text, just for this one class) that you're NOT a woman and shouldn't ever let yourself think like one. Fuck you, social theory teacher, fuck you, patriarchy, fuck you, dude in my class who got so horribly and vocally offended that I suggested he might have something called "privilege". And of course meanwhile I have not only a head cold, but also vicious menstrual cramps and PMS, because there's nothing like a sense of irony to get you through the day when you're a political minority. I mentioned the cold at the end of the argument to defuse tension; I didn't mention the time of month. I'm not a moron.

I could, if I chose, find some irony in the fact that I immediately came home and vented my rage by cleaning the entire kitchen in victory curls and a fluffy white skirt and mopping the floor twice, and am now about to start baking an apple pie in a frilly floral apron, but fuck you: I see no irony, APPLE PIE IS DELICIOUS, AND YOU COULD EAT OFF MY DAMN FLOOR.

*steams from the ears*

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