The kick-off of the second wave of feminism is often attributed to Betty Friedman’s “The Feminine Mystique “, which described “the problem which had no name” – a generation of well educated financially stable miserable women trapped in domesticity in suburban America.
A previous post on “Social Constructions and Biological Differences”, generated quite a bit of discussion, which I found genuinely fascinating, having thought some more about some of the issues in what was quite a fast moving interaction, I wanted to pick up on some of the points made.
The blogpost that I wrote back in February, on “What is Rape” has generated some quite considerable controversy. Much of the discussion has taken place outwith this blog, on other forms of social media and I find my views repeatedly misrepresented by others in such forums.
Regular readers may have noted that the blog has been down for a little while, while I effected a re-location to Greece. It was a sudden decision, but a move that I had been thinking of for a good time, and if not now, then when?
The issue of Rape has been all over the news this month, what with Assange, Galloway and questions raised over what comprises “legitimate rape”. In a previous blogpost, I looked at exactly that issue: “What is Rape”.
The previous blogpost was written in response to chancing across an article promoting the view of some Mens Rights …
Trigger Warning: the entire post talks of state sanctioned rape.
The recent changes brought about by the inauguration of the Muslim Brotherhood taking control in Egypt has brought it back to centre stage. Reducing the powers of SCAF and replacing top commanders, it would seem the moves are afoot to neutralise the entity which has been …
In the Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir states that whenever a woman seeks to act like a human being she is said to be imitating the male. For women are unmen, a lesser class, who in the eyes of the patriarchy fail at being human.
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