Though I am not an expert on gender studies, I arrive at a definition of womanhood by looking at men: what they do, what they have, and whom they prevent from doing and having. I define womanhood by who suffers for not identifying or presenting as male, and why. -- Hari Nef
Friday, April 18, 2008
" ... the out-and-out confrontational confidence of the totally ignorant is, in my experience, gendered."
I haven't read any Rebecca Solnit in a while and that's too bad. She was one of the required reads waaay back in Women's Literature in 1995. Anyhow, somebody on Fbook posted one of her recent essays. And it rocks. But then everything she does rocks.
Considering I work with socially-retarded male engineers and calcified company bureaucrats all fucking day long, this essay seems especially topical.