Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We re-run below a sort-of-whimsical piece that's really about language.  Long-time readers of this blog know that we think the world is too complex, too nuanced, to be reduced to sound bite-sized mantras, yet women have been elevated to the status of perpetual victims in virtually every sphere of their existence because we've allowed a small group of zealots to characterize them that way.  They've commandeered victory in the "Oppression Olympics" with pithy platitudes.  These efforts have largely gone unchallenged. The post below is one challenge, using their own methods of sound bite-sized mantras.